Base Camp Reno

by Christopher and Elizabeth Barile

Reno: A Base Camp for All Seasons
Ideally positioned between the spectacular peaks and lakes of California’s Sierra Nevadas and the vast and varied Great Basin of Nevada, Reno is an unparalleled hub for exploring the natural beauty and grandeur this region offers. The area’s four-season climate combined with year-round sun guarantees that every day can be a great day to go exploring.

Discover the dramatic scenery and diverse terrain of ten distinct geographical regions with 101 hikes—all within no more than an hour’s drive from downtown Reno. Enjoy a trail through snowbanks or amble along a sandy path. Traverse sage-covered hillsides or walk through meadows of wildflowers. Stroll along peaceful creeks or ascend to craggy cliffs and mountaintops. With Christopher and Elizabeth Barile as your guides and Reno as your base camp, you’ll find your perfect adventure, whether you have a few hours to spend or time for an all-day trek.

  • History, geology, flora, and fauna for each hike
  • Best hikes for each season, and where to enjoy spring wildflowers, fall foliage, and more
  • Ratings for trail conditions, difficulty, and suitability for children
  • Detailed driving directions to trailheads and info about parking
  • Regional maps showing all trailheads in each chapter; route and elevation map for each hike
  • Best hikes for kids, teens, and adults with limited ability
  • Elevation gains, mileage, average hiking times, and even calculated caloric burn!
  • Hikes by interest: waterfalls, rock scrambling, bird watching, petroglyphs, wild horses, and many more
  • How to prepare & what to take
  • 101 great hikes to choose from!

    Base Camp Reno: 101 Hikes From Sage to Snow will be in bookstores and everywhere online April 5, 2022.

    ISBN: 9781945501586

    Buy the book from these fine retailers!

     

    About the Authors

    Elizabeth and Christopher Barile
    Photo by Sarah Ann Grant

    Christopher and Elizabeth Barile have developed a passion for the natural world through hiking. They have hiked thousands of miles together while carrying their two young children on their backs. In addition to summiting over 150 peaks in the Greater Reno area, Christopher and Elizabeth have visited 40 U.S. national parks. Some of their other favorite outdoor activities include backpacking, camping, snowshoeing, and birding. Both Christopher and Elizabeth have advanced degrees in chemistry from Stanford University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Christopher is a chemistry professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, and Elizabeth is an artist and educator. Although they have published dozens of scientific papers, this work is their first book. The Bariles live in Reno, Nevada.

    Click here for information about the other hiking guides in the Base Camp Hiking Series.






    Praise for Christopher & Elizabeth’s book:

    “If like me, you don’t live in the Reno area but are planning a visit, Base Camp Reno: 101 Hikes from Sage to Snow is a must-have resource. The photos are absolutely enticing. Each hike is described with all the information you will need to choose one suited to you and safely get you there and back. There are easy hikes, hikes with great views, hikes in both mountain and desert, hikes shaded or by water, epic or super challenging hikes and all within 35 miles of Reno. “—Jaimie Bruzenak, author, Retire to an RV: The Roadtrip to Affordable Retirement (07/29/2021)