Pictured above (left to right): Jennifer Specter and her two dogs Sam and Chase, Alyssa Yocom, Tony Miller, and William Saulsgiver.
The four distinct seasons in Reno, NV is perhaps one of the city’s most attractive features. After many hot summer days, autumn is often welcomed with open arms. The diverse trees of the area put on a colorful show from September through November each year. One of the best ways to enjoy Reno’s fall colors is by taking to a trail.
In October, SFG team members hiked a portion of the Upper Thomas Creek Trail. Thomas Creek is a part of the Mount Rose Wilderness and has diverse plant species ranging from sagebrush to manzanita, to evergreen firs, to aspens. In the late afternoon, the sun peeks through the aspen trees highlighting their golden leaves as they sparkle in the breeze. The Upper Thomas Creek Trail is a 14.7 out-and-back trail that connects to Snowflower Peak. Our team hiked about four miles. We enjoyed the fresh mountain air and each other’s company.
To read more about hiking trails in Reno, read our blog Why Reno: Hiking Trails.