Carson Valley Correspondence – July 2019

Tuesday Evenings in Minden can typically be pretty quiet during the year; however, as summer rolls into action Tuesdays come alive in Downtown Minden with our local farmers market, plenty of foodie options and...

Carson Valley Correspondence – June 2019

5 Reasons To Make the Carson Valley a Summer Destination in 2019 Are you still dialing in your summer plans? Are you looking to add adventure, entertainment, maybe a little history to your summer vacation?...

Carson Valley Correspondence – January 2019

Heritage and tradition Carson Valley is known for its rich agricultural history and celebrated traditions, both long-standing and somewhat new.  And there is possibly no better example than...

Carson Valley Correspondence – December 2018

E Clampus Vitus -- Preserving Carson Valley’s History One Plaque at a Time o Who are they? What does the term “E Clampus Vitus” mean?  Well actually no member of this non-profit charitable and historical fraternal organization...

Carson Valley Correspondence – November 2018

Minden-Tahoe Airport Aviation Roundup 2018 My husband and I were given two V.I.P. passes to “Aviation Roundup,” thanks to Carson Valley Visitors Authority.  While I have attended several “air shows” over the years, I have...

Carson Valley Correspondence – April 2018

Heritage: The word “heritage” as a noun, is defined as “something that is handed down from the past, as a tradition.”  As an adjective it is defined as “noting or relating to a product, place,...

Carson Valley Correspondence – March 2018

On the morning of February 2nd last month, “Punxsutawney Phil,” the legendary weather predicting groundhog saw his shadow.  This, according to folklore, means we’ll have 6 more weeks of winter.  However, here in Carson...

Carson Valley Correspondence – February 2018

Carson Valley legend “Snowshoe” Thompson Looking up at Jobs Peak, in all of its snow-capped glory, from the floor of Carson Valley, I’m thinking that I cannot be the only one who is happy to...

Carson Valley Correspondence – January 2018

January has arrived at last. And with it come the gift returns, New Year’s resolutions, resuming our day-to-day routines, and the “after Holiday blues”.  Admit it; you miss all of the activities that surround...

Carson Valley Correspondence – December 2017

Carson Valley is “legendary” as the place where Nevada began in 1851.  The Historic Pony Express Trail borders the town of Genoa.  Minden is the town that the Dangberg’s built. Wagon roads helped to...
Carson Pass

Carson Valley Correspondence – October 2016

Hikes of the Month You know it's coming. Every primal thread in your body is on high alert for it, and it affects every fiber of your being. You have that undeniable feeling of impending...

Carson Valley Correspondence – August 2016

Carson Valley Hike of the Month: Marlette Lake With summer temps peaking, Carson Valley folk are heading for the hills -- the Sierra, that is! One of our favorite destinations is Marlette Lake, a 9.5 mile round trip hike...
Upper Sweetwater Canyon

Carson Valley Correspondence – June 2016

Carson Valley Hike of the Month In under an hour's drive from Carson Valley lies a most majestic, surprising and unpopulated mountain range: the Sweetwaters. This month we chose to hike up Sweetwater Canyon, just south...

Carson Valley Correspondence – May 2016

Carson Valley With the warming weather, Carson Valley's activity calendar is really ramping up! There are two iconic event series kicking off this month. Concerts in the Park debuts with "Paperback Writer" (the Beatles Experience) on May 27th, Friday,...
Jobes Peak Trail hiking

Carson Valley Correspondence – April 2016

Winter returned to us in March, after an incredibly warm and dry February. But alas, spring is inevitable, and all critters, humans included, emerge  from their caves in April looking for adventure! Biking on Foothill Road & Carson...

Carson Valley Correspondence – February 2016

Carson Valley Dangberg Ranch If you have any interest in the history of the Carson Valley or western agriculture, the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park is a must-see. H.F. Dangberg came here from Germany in 1856, and he...
Mustangs in East Carson Valley

Carson Valley Correspondence – January 2016

Carson Valley Bighorn Sheep Outing at Walker Lake As enamored as we are with the Carson Valley, we looove us a good field trip! And I'll just have to admit that I am crazy about sheep! Bighorns, that...
River Fork Ranch trail

Carson Valley – Correspondence – December 2015

Carson Valley We think the Carson Valley this time of year is the best place on Earth. The grasses with their warm yellow glow, the pristine blue skies, the panorama of snow-capped mountains, the crisp...
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