China Camp, near Tecopa

NevadaGram #198 – Must See-Must Do, Hot Spring Getaway

It is traditional for us to unlimber our Nevada 'Must-See Must Do' list in this first edition of the New Year. In the past Robin and I (and once, Shorty — he loved the...

NevadaGram #197 — Virginia City at Christmastime

Virginia City is what's left of the Richest Place on Earth, and a major attraction for visitors in Nevada. It's a wonderful place to visit any time, but if you really want to catch...

NevadaGram #196 – Following Mark Twain around Paris

On the 4th of July 1867, Sam Clemens was 32 years old and had acquired the beginnings of a reputation and a career by becoming Mark Twain. He had embarked on a 5-month tour...
Incline Village Nevada

NevadaGram #195 – Incline Village, Crystal Bay and Coaldale

In all my years of exploring Nevada the most difficult place for me to get a handle on has been Incline Village. I could never find the There there. Now with the help of...
US 95 in Nevada

NevadaGram #194 – Laughlin, Art Flap at Baker

We'd been a long day on the road and running late, hurrying now that a sunset was setting the sky on fire, worried we'd find all the campsites taken. We'd visited the Big Bend...
The Clown Motel, Tonopah Nevada

NevadaGram #193 – A Drive down 95

Driving and jiving down 95, first stop in Yerington where we had some bad news: Kings Diner, last year's great Yerington discovery, is gone. We liked the food, but more than that we liked...
The Travelvan

NevadaGram #192 – Snake Valley Days at Baker

All you have to do to get to Baker from anywhere in Nevada is to get on US 50 and drive east. That's what Robin and I did, and then drove up the east...
Cowboy Express to Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko Nevada

NevadaGram #191 – Dream Train to Elko, Comstock Mining Update

The 34th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering is scheduled for January 29-February 3 next year. Its theme will be "Basques and Buckaroos: Herding Cultures of Basin, Range and Beyond" and tickets will go on sale...
Paleontologists digging for ichthyosaurs in the Augusta Mountains, Pershing County Nevada

NevadaGram #190 – Ichthyosaur Digs, Rural RoundUp in Elko, Nevada Calendar

Rural RoundUp 2017 This year's Cow Counties Tourism Pro-Am convened in Elko. Story below. More than 500 fans of a Reno-brewed IPA, and of its namesake — a giant prehistoric ocean-dwelling reptile — attended a fundraiser at...
NevadaGram #189 – Fallon’s Secret Revealed, The Nevada Calendar for April

NevadaGram #189 – Fallon’s Secret Revealed, The Nevada Calendar for April

Here's what Fallon has been so carefully guarding from the world: There is no quieter, calmer, sweeter or more secret getaway in Nevada than Fallon. I know, right? Does not compute. That's how clever Fallon has...
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