Winter fun at Galena Creek Visitor Center

January 9, 2014

Winter is a great time to enjoy family fun at Galena Creek Visitor Center and the surrounding park. Here are some things going on during January, 2014.

Atmospheric Science Guided Hike – Saturday, January 11, starting at 10 a.m. Nina Oakley and Benjamin Hatchett from the Desert Research Institute will return for another guided hike, this time about winter weather phenomena. Have your weather questions answered by Nina and Ben. Provided a sufficient amount of snow is on the ground, this will become a guided snowshoe hike. Please bring water, appropriate footwear, and snowshoes if appropriate. The Visitor Center has limited pairs of snowshoes to lend for this hike, RSVP to reserve a pair.

Winter Bird Walk – Sunday, January 12, starting at 9 a.m. Lace up your snow boots for a fine Sunday morning winter bird walk through Galena Creek Park, led by Nancy Santos of the Lahontan Audubon Society. All skill levels are welcome and beginners are encouraged to attend. This will become a snowshoe hike if enough snow is present. Binoculars and snowshoes may be loaned out from the Visitor Center. Please RSVP to reserve a pair of snowshoes as we have limited pairs to loan. Please also bring water, sunscreen, binoculars, and appropriate footwear.

These programs are free, but a suggestion donation of $5 is requested to help pay for programs. Galena Creek Visitor Center is at 18250 Mount Rose Highway in south Reno. For more information, call (775) 849-4948. Winter hours are Friday through Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Source: Washoe County Parks press release.


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