The Truckee Meadows Trails Challenge (TMTC) motivates you to get out and explore many of the hiking trails and public parks around the Reno area. At the same time, you will be supporting our parks through the Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation.

TMTC is a self-guided program where you choose the trails you want to hike and one of five challenge levels ranging in difficulty. You can pick basic trails or go for it with up to 100 miles of trails. You consider your own interests and fitness level in making your selections. If you would like a little motivation, there are guided hikes available each month at different locations. Individuals, families, and groups can all take the challenge.

Hiking on the Tom Cooke Trail in west Reno, Nevada
Tom Cooke Trail in Reno, Nevada. Photo © Stan White

As you complete your hikes, enter them in your trail log book. You have a year from the time you sign up to finish your challenge. Once you have completed all of your trails, submit your log to TMTC and you will receive your “I Survived the Truckee Meadows Trails Challenge” t-shirt.

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“The Lost World of Dragons” is an interactive exhibit at the Wilbur D. May Museum at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park in Reno. You can come and explore the stories and mythology of dragons from January 31 through May 12, 2019.

Lost World of Dragons exhibit, Wilbur D. May Museum, Reno, Nevada, NV

Image courtesy Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space

“The Lost World of Dragons” is a world of fantasy and adventure for visitors of all ages. Get a thrill from larger-than-life animatronic dragons. Try out a virtual reality experience that lets you ride a flying dragon. Sit on a throne and sneak through a dragon’s lair, and much more.

Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for children and seniors. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 12 noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

The Wilbur D. May Museum is located in Reno’s Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, 1595 N. Sierra Street. There is plenty of free parking.

Source: Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space.

Learn how to grow fruit, vegetables and other plants in northern Nevada from a series of free classes at Bartley Ranch Regional Park titled “Gardening in Nevada: The Bartley Ranch Series.” The series is brought to you by the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE).

These classes enable you to profit from the experience of local experts who know how to bring forth vegetables and other plants from our Great Basin climate and soil. They will be taught by UNCE horticulturists and experts, and Cooperative Extension’s certified Master Gardener volunteers.

The gardening class series will be every Tuesday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. during February and March, 2019. The first, on February 5, is titled “Selecting and Caring for Fruit Trees.”

Bartley Ranch Regional Park is at 6000 Bartley Ranch Road in south Reno. For more information, call UNCE at (775) 784-4848.