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Hike for Health Day Sept. 17

Staff Reports

Hikers take a break on the River Fork Ranch in Genoa.

Schedule

8-9:30 a.m.:

Birds of the Carson Valley Hike with Jim Woods from Birding Under Nevada Skies

"Leave No Trace" with Allen Newbury, US Forest Service, Carson Ranger District

9-10:30 a.m.:

Health Benefits of Hiking Walk & Talk with Dr. Scott Kennedy, Family Practice Physician, Carson Valley Medical Center

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Genoa and Mormon Station History with Daniel Wassmund, Mormon Station Park Ranger

Compass Basics with Jeremy Vlcan, CVTA board member

Range and Forest Walk with Shane Ryan, Nevada Division of Forestry

10-11:30 a.m.

"Leave No Trace" with Allen Newbury, US Forest Service, Carson Ranger District

Monarch Butterflies and Western Pond Turtles with Norah Gastelum, CVTA board member

Carson Valley Watershed Hike with Brenda Hunt, Watershed Program Manager, Carson Water Subconservancy District

11:30 a.m. to. 1:30 p.m.

Live bluegrass and Americana music performed by Hickr'y Switch. The group has performed at a variety of venues and events, including the Bower's Mansion Bluegrass Festival, as well as opening for Seldom Scene, Carrie Rodriquez, and David Grisman and the Rowan Brothers. All of the band members contribute to a strong vocal presence. The band includes: Mark Johnson playing banjo, harmonica and Cajun accordion; Katie Johnson on guitar and bass; and Mike Suglia playing bass, dobro and guitar. Band member Cory King, who plays the mandolin and banjolin, will be not be performing with the group at this event.

Noon to 1:30 p.m.

BBQ Lunch ($5 donation)

1:30-3 p.m.

Genoa and Mormon Station History with Daniel Wassmund, Mormon Station Park Ranger

Carson Valley Watershed Hike with Brenda Hunt, Watershed Program Manager, Carson Water Subconservancy District

Mountain Biking with Dennis Coyne, Bike Habitat

Range and Forest Walk with Shane Ryan, Nevada Division of Forestry