About the Hikers

OLLI Hikers explore the Reno, Sparks, Tahoe and Sierra areas by trails, paths and roads.  Meeting times and places will vary.  Location, time and degree of difficulty will be posted by Monday, the week of the hike, on this web site.

Most hikes will be 5-12 miles in total length, usually about 7 miles.  Most will be moderately difficult with doable elevation changes, but some sections may be strenuous. The pace will be moderate.  Most hikes will take from two to five hours, plus transit time, depending upon distance and difficulty.

Participants should be in healthy physical condition and able to maintain a pace of more than 2 miles per hour uphill and 2.5 miles per hour on flat trails. Hikers should wear comfortable and durable walking shoes or boots and bring an adequate supply of drinking water.  Use of a lightweight waist or shoulder pack and trekking pole(s) is suggested.  If outings encompass lunchtime, participants should bring a bag lunch.

To participate in OLLI hikes, a signed OLLI Identification, Emergency Information and Liability Release/Waiver Form is required.  The form covers the school year (Sept. 1 through Aug. 31) for all OLLI physical and off-campus programs.  You can download a copy of the form from the Forms Menu on this site.

If more information is needed, contact

Mary Walkiewicz, walkietalkie47@yahoo.com

Gary Souza, souza4@sbcglobal.net

Delia  Greenhalgh, jdsteamboat@gmail.com

Irene Hagblom, ihagblom@charter.net