Sunday, August 31, 2014

3 Months at Washoe Lake State Park

So far I've survived my first 3 months at Washoe Lake! I've done 2 full moon hikes so far, helped with the Dutch Oven cooking class, staffed a booth at the fair, and staffed a booth at a youth event in Carson City. I didn't get a picture...yet...but we have a family of bobcats in the park running around!

View of Washoe Lake from the Mount Rose Highway outside of Reno. We need some water this winter so the lake doesn't dry up! (it has in the past).

The Wetlands Loop is one of our nicest walking trails (in my opinion).
We had a crazy hailstorm earlier in August that turned our sand dunes white!
We hosted a Rattlesnake Avoidance Training for dogs (and their owners) in June. If you look closely, you can see that snake's mouth is muzzled! No snakes or dogs were injured in this program....
It's been a great park to work at so far! It is a lot different from Fort Churchill, so there is still a LOT to learn! Virginia City, is just over the hill from us so I need to explore this area more. Virginia City was built when gold, and later, silver, were discovered in Nevada. Washoe Valley was settled to supply Virginia City with lumber from the Sierra Nevada, crops, and water.