Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Unveiling of Pah Rah Trail informational panels

What looks like a Burning Man happening, is a trail opening ceremony performed as part of the PAH RAH INTERPRETIVE CENTER PROJECT. On June 19, the informational panels for the future Pah Rah Interpretive Trail of the Golden Eagle Regional Park in Spanish Springs in Nevada were unveiled. This wheelchair-accessible 3/4-mile trail loops through sagebrush in the Spanish Springs Canyon providing views of the Pah Rah mountain range. Restrooms, a drinking fountain, bike rack and an outdoor class room will be built.
Spanish Springs Canyon is part of a high desert ecosystem in the shadow of the Sierra Nevada. The panels inform visitors about the geology, ecology, and history including the tradition of Paiute and Washoe people living in Washoe county. Various Spanish Springs Canyon wildflowers were explained during a ranger-guided hike after the unveiling ceremony. Go and explore by yourself: there are other trails leading into the canyon and on to the mountain ranges.

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