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Our most recent Nevada Gram

NevadaGram #213 - Nevada Ghost Town Comes to Life

Ghost Town by Justin Panson
by Justin Panson The Ghost Town has the most beautiful name, drawn from botanical nomenclature, at once Victorian and old western. But I omit it here, based on keeping secret places secret. With a place this unspoiled you have to be careful with the information. The old timer who told Whitey about the town looked long and hard at him before deciding he was worthy to entrust. So we’re carrying that trust forward.I think that’s why you never got a really clear map to get out there. There was some dead reckoning involved, as if you had to really want to get out there and had the get-up to figure it out. In the age of moment-by-moment self-broadcast and the perfect memory of Google, there are no secrets anymore. I’m a bit concerned about even sharing this account.Read more

Most Recent Nevada Correspondence

Baker Correspondence - April 2019

Spring Awakening in Baker                                                             The patio of T&D's Restaurant, Lounge and Convenience Store Baker is coming back to life with businesses reopening, more cave tours offered, snow melting, and wildflowers emerging. T&D's restaurant, lounge, and convenience store is now open for lunch and dinner. They serve American, Italian, and Mexican dishes.                                                Kerouac's restaurant and bar owners Kate Claes and Jack Cerese behind the bar Kerouac's restaurant and bar opens April 19, with their signature fresh takes on American classics. You can find more about all the amenities in the area at the cool new website Discover Great Basin. The Cave is Extra Wet! Lehman Caves is generally the wettest in spring months, as the snow melts on the mountain above, infiltrates the tiny cracks in the marble, and drips into the cave passages. When the drips come fast, they don't have time to make speleothems like soda straws and stalactites, they fill pools and rimstone dams with water.Read more

Recent Feature

Skiing Nevada: Making Turns into April — and Beyond?


by Curtis Fong, "the Guy from Tahoe" March came in like a Lion. Will it go out like a Lamb? Don’t hold your breath! It appears that unsettled weather will continue into the first week of April. When will spring get here? Who knows. Enjoy reloads of fresh snow while you can, and April is set up with a ton of spring events that you don’t want to miss. On April 1 don’t miss the Biggest Skiing & Boarding Event to ever come to Lake Tahoe. “The Lake Tahoe Ski Mountain Marathon”! Over 1000 participants will compete to see who can ski one run at each resort around Lake Tahoe. In this order. Starting at Granlibakken, Homewood, Sierra at Tahoe, Kirkwood, Heavenly, Diamond Peak, Mt Rose, Northstar, Tahoe Donner, Soda Springs, Sugar Bowl, Donner Ski Ranch, Boreal, Alpine & Squaw Valley. APRIL FOOLS!

Recent Feature

Ely's Bristlecone Birkebeiner is Nevada’s First, Best
(and Only) Crosscountry Ski Race

Finish Line, Bristlecone Birkebeiner, Ely Nevada

by Erick Studenicka First contested in 1983, the Ely Outdoor Enthusiasts club bills its annual Bristlecone Birkebeiner Cross Country Ski Race in rural White Pine County as the longest running Nordic event contested in Nevada. But the race is more than the Silver State’s oldest cross country ski race — it’s the only one. Located more than 300 miles from the renowned snow of Nevada’s east shore of Lake Tahoe, the Bureau of Land Management’s Ward Mountain Recreation Area in the shade of 10,941-foot Ward Mountain makes for an unlikely site of the state’s lone Nordic race.

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