I have been loving being outdoors.
I know the pandemic has put a lot of things on hold and created obstacles and challenges for each of us. I wish I could take a vacation right now to Hawaii or Vegas or literally anywhere. But in a way I’ve been enjoying exploring my own backyard.
I’ve missed the exploring, the trying a new trail, the getting up early, lacing up your hiking shoes, and just going. I’ve loved the company and the conversation and the laughs. I’ve loved being able to feel free and for things to feel normal even if it’s only for a few miles.
Today I went on a great hike with my Aunt Sharon. We were on the road by 7am and drove through Carson to come to the Genoa Canyon Waterfalls Trail.
If you are familiar with the Hunter Creek Trail in Reno, this is very similar!
Genoa Canyon Waterfalls is about a 6.5 mile trail (out and back) or you could do the loop which we didn’t realize till we got back to the trail head. Either way this is a perfect day hike. I do suggest going early though to beat the heat.
This trail consists of mostly switchbacks and a decent elevation gain (my legs will be feeling it in the morning). You get incredible views of the valley along the way. The trail is narrow which offered a good change with a nice mix of sun and shade. Overall a beautiful scenic hike which ends with a little waterfall.
I thought it was really cool how you could stand right next to the falls. Great place for some pictures and to cool off. My Aunt Sharon left another hidden gem just like at Horsetail Falls. I also want to thank my Aunt Sharon for suggesting this hike and going with me!
This is a unique, quick hike to change things up. I recommend you spend the early part of your day going on this hike. It feels great to get your steps in before noon. Let me know if you check out the trail! And I hope you all had a fun and safe Fourth of July Weekend!