May 13, 2007 - 9:00 pm
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Monday at the Rock: A moderate three- to four-mile hike Monday around Fossil Ridge (515-5367).
Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, New Moon: Meet at the tour gate Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. for a two-hour hike with some bouldering in the wash at Sandstone Canyon. Arrive 15 minutes early, as the park gates close when the hike starts. No dogs or children under 12 years old allowed (875-4141).
Red Rock Canyon, Mummy Springs Loop: Friday, a strenuous six-mile hike above Deer Creek, then descending on the North Loop trail (515-5367).
The Las Vegas High Rollers and Strollers: Members of the American Volkssport Association will have an easy to moderate group walk at Peccole Ranch on Saturday at 7 a.m. The walk is suitable for baby strollers and wheelchairs. Meet at the Outside Inn, 9941 W. Charleston Blvd. E-mail email@example.com or call 933-1100.
Red Rock Canyon, The Muffins: Hike a strenuous four-miles to a 360-degree view of the canyon Saturday, and enjoy a complementary namesake breakfast at the top (515-5367).
Red Rock Canyon, Pine Creek Magic: Moderate bouldering hiking through the trails of Pine Creek Saturday (515-5367).
Red Rock Audubon Society: All ages are welcome to meet at the south side parking lot of the Silver Nugget, 2140 Las Vegas Blvd. North, Saturday, at 6 a.m. for a birding field trip via carpool to Lytle Ranch, Utah. Bring water, snacks and lunch. Call 390-9890 for reservations or information.
Red Rock Canyon, Pine Creek: Saturday, an easy to moderate three-mile hike among the low-elevation Ponderosa pines (515-5367).
Around the Bend Friends: This group of people, 50 years and over, interested in hiking and related social activities will meet at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Santa Fe Casino, 4949 N. Rancho Drive, South Parking Garage, on the left of Level 3, for a moderate three-hour hike at Mount Charleston (642-2285).
Red Rock Canyon, Griffith Peak: May 20, a strenuous 10-mile hike, with a 2,656-foot gain, via Harris Spring Road, to the third highest peak in the Spring Mountain Range (515-5367).
Red Rock Canyon, First Creek: A moderate four-mile hike May 20 to a strand of Ponderosa pines (515-5367).
Las Vegas Highlanders: A car camping trip May 25-28 with the Sierra Club to a primitive camp site in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Bring tent, sleeping bag, cook stove, lantern, food, drinks, etc. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bagel Ride: Leave from Aspen Creek Cycling, 1550 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway, Wednesday at 7 a.m., for a 22-mile ride. For more information, visit www.greenvalleycyclists.org or e-mail email@example.com.
Ride of Silence: Meet in the parking lot at the southwest corner of Decatur Boulevard and Sahara Avenue at 6:15 p.m. for this 7 p.m. Wednesday, 10-mile ride to honor those riders lost or injured because of motor vehicles. Cyclists must wear helmets and have night lighting. Visit www.rideofsilence.org.
Las Vegas Valley Bicycle Club: A 6:15 a.m. moderate to fast 15-20 mile, leader in front/leader sweeps, road ride is scheduled for Wednesday through Desert Shores, Sun City and Summerlin. Meet at the NuVision Cyclery on West Lake Mead Boulevard between Rampart Boulevard and Scholar Lane. (228-1333). There will be a 30-plus mile, moderate and hilly, ride on Wednesday and Thursday at 8 a.m., and a 30- to 50-plus mile long grade ride on Saturday at 8 a.m. Meet behind Starbucks on West Charleston Boulevard and Town Center Drive. (873-6256). Also, an easy ride of 25 to 35 miles of flat land on May 20 at 8 a.m. Meet at Einstein Brothers Bagels, 8400 Cheyenne Ave. (407-3077).
Green Valley Cyclists: Meet at 7 a.m. Saturday and May 20 in the Brooklyn Bagel parking lot, near the corner of Green Valley Parkway and Pebble Road in Henderson. For more information, visit www.greenvalleycyclists.org or call 501-9771.
BARTA: A group of basin and range trail advocates meet Saturday at 9 a.m. to develop, protect and maintain trails, educate users on trail usage, sponsor a chapter of the National Mountain Bike Patrol and have noncompetitive events. Visit www.barta-nv.com; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; or call 837-6522.
Nevada Ultramarathon Bicycling Society: A bicycle survivor nonfitness competition on May 20. Events include a coasting race, changing a flat tire, guessing the air pressure in a tire, etc. For more information, visit email@example.com, or call Scott Dakus at 497-8565.
Great Western Bicycle Rally: May 25-28 in Paso Robles, Calif. A family friendly event with social and kid’s activities and rides from 5 to 100 miles. Visit GreatWesternBicycleRally.com or call (866) 909-4927.
Nevada Ultramarathon Bicycling Society: Team forming for the Hoodoo 500 in St. George, Utah, on Sept. 15-17. If interested, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit: www.planetultra.com/Hoodoo500/index.htm.
Fishing Clinic: Nevada Department Of Wildlife will accept applications Monday for a beginners fly-tying class scheduled for 7-8:30 p.m. May 23 at the NDOW office, 4747 W. Vegas Drive (486-5127, Ext. 3503).
Red Rock Canyon, Tort Talks: Learn about Nevada’s state reptile, the desert tortoise, 9:30-11 a.m. Tuesday at this ongoing visitor center program. No sign-up required (515-5367)
Red Rock Canyon, Beyond the Burro: Tuesday, an ongoing visitor center program between 10 a.m. and noon to explore some of the less popular aspects of the desert and canyon. No sign-up required (515-5367)
Red Rock Canyon, Up Close: Look at the flora, fauna or geology of Red Rock and the surrounding desert Thursday at this ongoing visitor’s center exhibit, 9 a.m. until noon. No sign-up required (515-5367).
Tonopah Astronomical Society: Annual Central Nevada Star Party at Monte Cristo’s Castle Thursday through May 20. For more information, visit vegas.astronomynv.org or www.asnlv.org.
Archaeological & Historical Fair: Clark County hosts the fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Old Mormon Fort, 500 E. Washington Ave. The Archaeo-Nevada Society offers a presentation on how they assisted with the excavation of the fort. Visit www.archaeonevada.org or e-mail: email@example.com.
Cathedral Gorge State Park, Bird Brains: A slide program at the Campground Amphitheater at 7:30 p.m. Saturday to learn about the intelligence of different species of birds (775-728-4460)
Hunter Education Class: Nevada Department of Wildlife is accepting applications for 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday class at the NDOW offices, 4747 W. Vegas Drive (486-5127, Ext. 3501).
Las Vegas Astronomical Society: Dark sky observation at Teutonia Peak on Saturday. Pre-registration required. Visit www.lvastronomy.com, or call 561-7469.
Get Outdoors Nevada: Register to volunteer for National Trails Day on June 2, at the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. For more information visit: www.getoutdoorsnevada.org.