along the way
These local organizations help make the Pine Cone Camino walk a cultural and historical treat. They supported us, and the wider northern-Nevada community, and we invite you to support them.
Carson Valley Trails Association builds and maintains trails in the area, and the Pine Cone Camino travels on the “River Fork Ranch Trail”.
The Nature Conservancy works to protect habitats, floodplains, and the environment along the Pine Cone Camino route. The Whit Hall Interpretive Center on the 800-acre River Fork Ranch preserve provides indoor and outdoor exhibits.
At Mormon Station State Park in Genoa, Ranger Chris recounted the colorful history of this trader’s outpost on the old California Trail. And he gave a sneak-peek at the recently- discovered blacksmith shop on the premises.
Good music always makes the miles go faster. “M Kay” broadcast a special “camino playlist” to accompany the rhythm of trekking poles on the trail, and she shared some history of the Camino de Santiago and the Pine Cone Camino with her listeners. Catch “M Kay” on Wednesday mornings 9-noon.
KNVC is a local radio station staffed by volunteers like M Kay. Click the link above to support or listen.
River Wranglers is a non-profit organization based in northern Nevada. Inspiring youth through hands-on learning to explore, conserve, and understand the importance of local rivers in Northern Nevada’s Great Basin watershed.
Car Fairies &
thank you to our Car Fairies & Trail Angels: Jane, Arthur, Marie, Sally, David, Samantha, Victoria, Judy, Mary Kay, Anna