January is a great time to head out cross-country skiing, especially with the snow we’re hoping to get soon in and around Baker.A good place to go is the Baker Creek area in Great Basin National Park.After raising funds from an art and wine walk held in May of this year, the group set out to find an artist whose work embodied their mission.
A second mural was added to the old Pavilion owned by Mike Rebaleati.
Artist Nicolas D’Auria came up with the idea for a silhouette of a cowboy, but wanted a local influence.
The horseshoe tournament is Saturday, January 14 at 11 am. The fireworks over the lake on Sunday evening top off a great day in the high mountain desert area of eastern Nevada. on Sunday, with the winners announced that evening at 6 p.m. The first prize winner will receive a grand prize of $1,000.
Second place will receive $500 and third place $250. The Fireworks Express train runs Friday evening, January 14, at pm.
If you’re looking for something longer, head further up the road to the Baker Creek trailhead.
You can take the Timber Creek trail and then head over to Pole Canyon to make a six-mile loop.
For more information, see the Great Basin Natural Heritage Area’s website.— Gretchen Baker Give Gretrchen’s Desert Survivor blog a look-see!
Outdoor adventures for kids and grownups all around Baker and Great Basin National Park.
“They stressed to us how once the art component of revitalization was introduced, they started to generate more interest from the locals,” Pearce said.