Tuesday, November 17, 2009

George Peterson, Wilderness Monitor

Make a difference like George.

George Peterson a Las Vegas local, who loves to hike the Mt Charleston Wilderness. George makes a difference for the Wild Places every time he goes hiking by being a Wilderness Monitor. George takes a simple monitoring form with him records campsite locations, trail conditions, trail encounters and anything worth noting. On one cold windy day George may have even saved a persons life, when he talked an ill prepared hiker into turning around because of the nasty weather conditions on the summit of Mt Charleston. If you like to hike and you want to make a difference in the Mt Charleston Wilderness or else where in Wild Nevada. Call (775) 324-7668 in the north and (775) 745-3119 in the south...thanks George!

Leave No Trace 'Train the Trainer Class" Nov '09

Friends of Nevada Wilderness hosted its first Southern Nevada Train the Trainer Class in the Spring Mountains NRA in early November. The class was well attend by folks for the BLM and volunteers from the Red Rock NCA. Each student gave 15 minute presentation on one of the seven Leave No Trace Principles. What are the seven LNT principles you ask....
Plan Ahead & Prepare
Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
Dispose of Waste Properly
Leave What you Find
Minimize Campfire Impacts
Respect Wildlife
Be Considerate of Other Visitors
We will be hosting another class in the spring. I hope to see you there.
BTW- I love the virtual campfire.

Spring Mountains NRA

Brrrr....waking up to a chilly, but beautiful sunrise near the Bonanza Trailhead in the Spring Mountains. See there are trees in southern Nevada.

Muddy Mountains Wilderness

I thought I'd share a few photos from one of southern Nevada's Wilderness jewels the Muddy Mountains....Good Stuff

Monday, November 02, 2009

Bonanza Extravaganza 10/31/09

Happy Nevada Day!!!

A fun group of Wild southern Nevada volunteers got together to celebrate Nevada Day by getting some trail work accomplished on the Bonanza Trail in the Mt Charleston Wilderness. The highlight of the day was when we got to break out the two person crosscut saw and remove a down tree that was across the trail. WooHoo...good folks, Nevada Day, crosscut saws, double headed axes it just doesn't get any better than that.
Special thanks to all of the volunteers that gave up their Saturday to help take care of their Public Lands.