by Christopher and Elizabeth Barile
From the snow-capped Sierra Nevadas to the serenity of Great Basin Desert ranges, Reno is surrounded by magnificent mountains in all directions.
Basin Desert, Reno, Nevada is a hiker’s paradise. Base Camp Reno is your guide to 101 of the best hikes in the Greater Reno area, all of which are within a one-hour drive from downtown Reno. Among the myriad of attractions, visit scenic waterfalls, colorful rock formations, hidden Native American petroglyphs, and wildlife viewing hotspots. Enjoy stunning vistas of Lake Tahoe and Pyramid Lake, two of the largest lakes in the American West. Whether you stroll through meadows of wildflowers in the spring, cool off along refreshing alpine lakes and streams in the summer, relax in colorful foliage in the fall, or admire snowy landscapes in the winter, there are outstanding hiking opportunities during all seasons.
All 101 hikes can be completed in a day and some take only a few hours to complete, which provide ample adventures for hikers of all age groups and abilities. To prepare you for every adventure, each hike description contains detailed trail and driving directions along with a trail map and color photographs. Elevation profiles, difficulty ratings, and estimated hiking times allow you to quickly gauge the strenuousness of each hike. With information about the type of trail surface, busyness of the trail, and best seasons to visit, you will be able to pick the perfect hike for any occasion.
Captivating depictions of the local history, geology, animals, and plants also accompany each trail description. The introduction contains an overview of the ten hiking regions along with guidance on how to hike safely and enjoyably. Base Camp Reno: 101 Hikes From Sage to Snow will be in bookstores and everywhere online April 5, 2022.
About the Authors
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.