NOS Mission

Nevada Outdoor School inspires exploration of the natural world, responsible stewardship of our habitat and dedication to community.
This is the spot for us to share stories, fun ideas or general musings. When you aren't in here, we hope to see you out there!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Beyond the Sagebrush

With the weather getting chilly
hot springs are looking more inviting.
Soldier Meadows hot springs - Black Rock Desert, Nevada

Serious injury and even death can and have occurred at hot springs - soak responsibly.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

It Starts With an S and Ends With a T

While accepting last week’s Lace Up Your Boots challenge I found inspiration for this week’s blog…on the bottom of my shoe - scat. There were ridiculous amounts of scat on the Water Canyon Interpretive Trail. Scat can be an exciting sign of wildlife, but I don’t need to see signs of the last dog(s) to pass through the area.

Respecting others isn’t the only reason to pick up Fido’s scat; pet waste can pollute water sources. Some parks have pet waste bags available or you can purchase a supply at your local pet store. I have a supply of pet waste bags and find them in my coat and purse pockets like most people find used tissues – thankfully they’re unused bags. Or if you’re out backpacking and far away from a trash can, have your dog use a cat hole – ha! – bury their poop at least 200 feet from water sources and trails.

Not only is dog poop on the trail unsightly and unsanitary, it’s just plain gross. Please dispose of Fido’s scat appropriately; the bottom of my shoe appreciates it.

Now scat,

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Lace Up Your Boots: Take a hike

Welcome to our new blog series that challenges you to get outdoors. The task may be as straight forward as this week’s – go on a hike. Or as challenging as…well you’ll have to check back to see what other exciting tasks we have in store for you.

Go on a hike: your hike can be short, long, flat, straight uphill, in your local park, or a far-off destination – your choice. Let us know how it goes!