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Walk – Last Chance Ditch Trail
May 31 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Event: Last Chance Ditch Trail
When: Wednesday, May 31, 2023 @ 09:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Event Leader(s); Instructor(s):
Ronsheimer, Warren @ 775-303-5614; firstname.lastname@example.org
Starting Location: Tahoe-Pyramid Trail (Mayberry Park) TH. Directions: From I-80, Exit 10 (West McCarran Blvd.), head south for 9/10 mile and turn right on 4th Street. Turn left on Woodland Avenue. Proceed down Woodland until you reach Mayberry Park.
Elevation: 4634 Facilities: Porta Potty
Description: Begin in the Mayberry Park parking lot. Turn right (west) on the paved park path. The paved path ends at about 0.3 mile. Turn left (south) and cross the “Bailey bridge”. Climb the short natural surface incline to the Last Chance Ditch Trail. Turn left (east) and walk to the end of the 0.7-mile natural surface trail. The trail is between the Truckee River and the Last Chance Ditch. Return to the parking lot for a 2 mile walk or follow the ditch to the river source then back for a 3 mile walk.
Route Type: Out-and-Back Difficulty: 2 (1=Easy thru 10=Very Difficult)
Event Specific Information: Last Chance Ditch is a 17-mile-long irrigation canal on the south side of the Truckee River that was built in the mid-1870s. It runs from a Truckee River diversion dam near Damselfly Drive, west of Mayberry Park, to Whites Creek south of Reno. The trail parallels a short section of the ditch across the river from Mayberry Park.
What to Bring: Might want to consider bringing drinking water and using sunscreen.
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