• Ambassador: Jun 11, 2014
  • Barney Lake Hike
  • Hoover Wilderness: Barney Lake

Coleville WildLink alumni brought some of their peers to a local wilderness area.

One week in to summer vacation, the four Coleville High School alumni brought a handful of their friends out to hike in their local Hoover Wilderness, a part of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. A wilderness ranger and two trail crew members from the U.S. Forest Service joined the group and talked to them about national wilderness, trail building techniques, and their career trajectory.

The hike to Barney Lake was eight miles, round-trip, with 1100 feet of elevation gain and descent, and the fit group handled it easily, arriving at the lake well before lunch time with plenty of time to soak their feet and play in the sand. Laughter, many species of flowers, and great conversation rounded out a wonderful day sharing the wilderness together.

Lance Flowers

Lance takes time to smell the flowers.

Omar Lake

Omar enjoys the cool lake waters on his tired feet.

Lisa O'Laire Sand People

Lisa and O'Laire, the "sisters from different misters," build sand people together.

Looking Out at Barney Lake

Enjoying the killer view of Crown Point and Barney Lake.

Lauren Courtney Water

Lauren and Courtney cool off with Barney.

Victoria Matt Log

U.S. Forest Service staff Victoria and Matt hang out with the crew.

WildLink is a proud partner of the National Park Service, National Forest Service, and Nature Bridge.