March 7, 2010 - 12:00 am
Red Rock Canyon: On Monday, a moderate 4.5-mile hike at Keystone Thrust. On Tuesday, a strenuous 6-mile hike with 1,800-foot elevation gain at Juniper Canyon. On Wednesday, a moderate 3-mile hike at the Calico Hills/Moenkopi Loop. On Friday, a moderate hike at Valley of Fire. Also Friday, an easy 2.5-mile hike at Moenkopi Loop Trail. On Saturday, a moderate 3-mile hike at Pahrangat National Wildlife Refuge. Also Saturday, a ½-mile easy walk at Corn Creek Spring, and a moderate 4-mile hike through Pine Creek. On Sunday, a strenuous 4-mile hike with some scrambling at Sandstone Quarry (515-5367).
Around the Bend Friends: This group of people over 50, interested in hiking and related social activities, plans a three- to four-hour moderate hike each Saturday starting at 8:30 a.m. To learn more about the group and the meeting place for the hike, contact 228-0773, or the club’s Web site: www.aroundthebendfriends.com
Red Rock Canyon: On Sunday, a moderate 6-7-mile bike ride along the Mustang Loop (515-5367).
Red Rock Canyon: On Tuesday, an ongoing program on bats at the Visitor Center from 1-3 p.m. On Friday, a program for 2-8 year olds about lizards in the Mojave Desert. On Saturday, the Las Vegas Astronomical Society will have telescopes available at the visitor center to view objects in the night sky. An entrance fee will be charged. On Sunday, an ongoing program from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the visitor center on an introduction to Red Rock Canyon (515-5367).
Archaeo-Nevada Society along with the Bureau of Land Management invites volunteers to help with Red Rock Conservation projects. Visit www.archaeonevada.org. At 7 p.m. Thursday, Barbara Roth from the Harry Reid Center will feature a presentation on her field school work at Silver Lake at College of Southern Nevada, 6375 W. Charleston Blvd. Visit www.archaeonevada.org or call 254-7883.