19th Annual Beer Hike for Land Conservation
Silver Peak Restaurant & Brewery’s Spooner-Marlette Lake Hike to Benefit Nevada Land Conservancy
Hike 8:30 am Marlette Lake Trailhead September 19th
Come and join the quintessential Sierra fall hike – glorious aspens, good friends, and a high mountain lake – capped off with a cold, refreshing beer. You are invited to join Silver Peak Restaurant & Brewery’s 13th Annual Beer Hike on behalf of Nevada Land Conservancy, Saturday, October 13th. The event will enjoy its third year using the Nevada State Park Spooner-Marlette Lake trail. Participants can enjoy a cold, award-winning Silver Peak beer at Marlette Lake for a suggested donation of $5. The hike begins at 8:30 a.m. from the Spooner Lake parking facilities at the intersection of State Route 28 and U.S. 50.
The hike from Spooner to Marlette Lake is roughly 9.5 miles round trip with a 1200 foot elevation gain and no more than 5% grade, so participants are encouraged to drink lots of water when hiking (restrooms are available at Marlette Lake!). Participants can bike or ride horses up the trail, and hike-in camping is available near the lake. Bikes are available for rent at Spooner Lake: 775-749-5349 and www.flumetrail.com.
The Marlette Lake trailhead marker is located at the eastern most end of Spooner Lake parking lot past the toilets. Spooner Lake Park parking facilities are located at the intersection of State Route 28 and U.S. 50. Remember, our state parks need help too — parking is $12 per vehicle with a $2 discount for Nevada residents (please consider carpooling).This year’s participants will have a chance to purchase a commemorative hike pint cup made of flexible, BPA-free silicone, or win a Half Dome 2 Plus tent donated by REI. Please remember to drink lots of water when hiking. Details: Nevada Land Conservancy at 75-851-5180 or Silver Peak Restaurant and Brewery 775-324-1864. For information about the trail or camping opportunities, visit http://parks.nv.gov/ltbc.htm.