Category: Reno

Reno Correspondence – March 2018

Hike of the Month: Rancho San Rafael Park and Evans Canyon                                                                                               Rancho San Rafael Park For a great taste of northern Nevada history combined with a superb outdoor experience, visit Rancho San Rafael Park , off North Sierra Street less than 2 miles from downtown Reno. The Wilbur May Arboretum is worthy of an […]

Reno Correspondence – January 2018

Downtown Reno: One Square Mile Edition In the colder months, we tend to stay a little closer to home. Erik pursues the “One Square Mile” theme, featuring scenes he paints within a square mile of the loft (show at La Terre Verte, downtown Reno), and we relish the opportunity to base most of our activities […]

Reno Correspondence – October 2017

Hike of the Month:                                                       Fall aspens in Thomas Creek Canyon (photo courtesy of Carol Grigus) Fall is in the air, and a must-do hike for October is Thomas Creek, out the Mount Rose Highway just 20 minutes south of downtown. Starting at the Thomas Creek Trailhead on Timberline Drive will take you up through […]

Reno Correspondence – September 2017

It’s All About the RIVER, Babie! The river matured late this year, with cold water and bank to bank flows persisting into late August. The upside is that the river should still be tube-able (and swimable) in September. We plan to over-indulge in this refreshing activity, putting in at Mayberry Park upstream and taking out […]

Reno Correspondence – August 2017

                                                                  The Truckee River Bike Path along Riverside Drive, Reno Hike (Bike) of the Month Summer is hot enough in Reno, without us adding to global warming by driving our cars around everywhere. So this month Erik and I decided to dust off our bikes and do some ‘splorin’, with the help of the RTC’s […]

Reno Correspondence – July 2017

Reno: The Best Place to Live (and Play) When Erik and I were striving to create a home for ourselves, first separately and then together, we faced a couple of challenges. First, we are both desert rats. We love big skies, open spaces, ghost towns and lonesome places. We fantasize about living “out in the […]

Reno Correspondence – August 2016

Reno (Photo credit: David Marshall at Arrrrrg maytees! August 13th brings the Reno Pirate Crawl. For anyone who enjoys the night-life, and pirates, this should be a night to remember (or not, but that’s okay because there will be a photo booth for that)! Over 20 bars will be participating, including many dance clubs […]

Reno Correspondence – June 2016

Reno Reno Street Food and More An experience that most people know all too well is the dreaded “Where do you wanna eat?” debate. Well, at “Reno Street Food,” a food cart event every Friday from May 20th through September 30th at Idlewild Park, everybody can be happy. With over 25 vendors, there are plenty […]

Reno Correspondence – May 2016

Virginia Street Bridge in Reno

Reno Whether you are a dedicated metal-head, or just an open mind seeking new forms of entertainment, Reno’s local metal scene is something you’ll definitely want to check out while you’re in town. In my personal opinion, the most rockin’ metal show of the month will be We Predict a Riot with Decades In, Contortion, […]