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We're the worker bees found in that little office in Idlewild Park across from the California Building. We are grant writers, program developers, student educators, trail guides, AmeriCorps members, and above all, park lovers! Feel free to stop in our office with questions, concerns, ideas, or simply to say hello. You will get many hellos in return!

Hiking The Pacific Crest Trail

Let’s go for a hike! Seems innocent enough right? Except when this discussion between my friend, Blender, and I began, it was no simple out-n-back or loop trail we were talking about. We wanted to walk in the woods, take the trail less travelled by, and live by all the cheesy John Muir quotes that were plastered on our Pinterest boards. We were talking about hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), a 2,650 mile long-distance hiking trail from the Mexican border to the Canadian border, spanning California, Oregon, and Washington. Blender and I grew up together in a small town in Northern California, and after college came and went we were both searching for something more. We touched the Mexican

5 Ways to Get Outside Safely in the Time of COVID-19

These are crazy and confusing times for many of us here in Northern Nevada. Businesses are closing their doors, employees are working from home, and friends and families are refraining from socializing as they normally would for the foreseeable future. The next few weeks may be challenging and disappointing; especially as trips and events we looked forward to are cancelled, and our daily routines are disrupted. Here at the Parks Foundation we understand and empathize with that feeling, and we’d like to remind you that you’re not alone. Local businesses, restaurants, and malls may be closed, but our parks, trails, and open spaces are not. We invite you to embrace social distancing, go outside

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