Elko Correspondence – August 2017


Road Trip to Jarbidge

                                                                                                    A Jarbidge Wilderness view

My summer is not complete without a trip to Jarbidge, and I made it up there over the 4th of July. I had a nice camping spot at Pine Creek and a good hike along the Jarbidge River. It was a treat to have the trail to myself. In town you should see the old jail, the historical exhibits in the community hall, and do some shopping in the gift shop. I ended my trip with a good lunch at the Outdoor Inn. While I was eating, lots of folks came in and lined up for their homemade ice cream. Do I need to say more? Hope you can make it up there too!

Edible Elko

I enjoy trying the new restaurants that open in Elko, but I still like my favorites, and McAdoo’s in downtown Elko is number one on my list. They opened in 2012 and serve great breakfasts and lunches 7 days a week. They were recently named one of the 13 “Best Of Nevada” Restaurants You Simply Have To Try.Check them out at 382 5th Street, and have a look at their Facebook page, too.

A Toast to Art


Come paint and drink creatively with the City of Elko Parks and Recreation Department and the Elko County Art Club on August 11th. This adults only art class offers a night of art making at the Elko Art Club Gallery. Materials, adult refreshments, and appetizers are included in the registration cost. FMI and to register go to: https://www.facebook.com/elko.recreation/

Western Folklife Center News

Two new exhibits have recently opened in the Weigand Gallery at the Western Folklife Center. The first is Way Out West: Images of the American Ranch. This exhibit showcases photographs From the Farm Security Administration, taken during the years of 1936-1943. It captures a rich and personal record of ranch life and includes photos taken in Elko County. The second is Dennis Parks: Land, Language and Clay. This exhibit features the work of internationally-known ceramist Dennis Parks and his son Ben Parks. Visitors will see pieces from the Parks’ private collections and items drawn from the Dennis Parks Archive Collection housed at the Nevada Museum of Art. FMI: https://www.facebook.com/westernfolklife/

Hike of the Month 


When it is hot in Elko, a short hike in the Ruby Mountains is a fun way to cool off. I always enjoy hiking the Thomas Canyon Trail in Lamoille Canyon. It is a short 4 mile round trip hike but well worth it. You pass several waterfalls and beaver dams before arriving in a flower filled cirque.

— Doug Clarke