Elko Correspondence – November 2017


Edible Elko 

Kennedy Ranch is raising great tasting grass fed beef, free range chickens and free range turkeys in Lamoille. Last week I picked up a package of filets and the meat was perfect. Sue and Ken do a terrific job bringing tasty high quality beef and poultry to northern Nevada. Check them out at: kennedyranch.net.

Festival of Trees

The Elko Convention Center is home to the annual Festival of Trees from November 27th to 29th. This is a great way to get into the Christmas spirit and support local charities. Bring the family to see the trees, hear live music performances, and visit with Santa. Find out more at the Festival of Trees Facebook  page.

Moose on the Loose

I have been hearing about an increase in moose sightings over the past few years in Elko County and have been looking forward to seeing one in Nevada. On my last trip to Jarbidge I spent time looking for one, but did not spot one. You can read more about moose in Nevada in this article I found on Facebook.

On the Road 

Nevada has many great state parks, and I’ve slowly been travelling to all of them. In late October, I made a quick stop at Fort Churchill State Historic Park. The park is located an hour East of Reno on Alternate US 95  by Silver Springs. With 3,200 acres along the Carson River, the park is a great spot for campers, historians, hikers, anglers, bird watchers, canoeists, and equestrians. I toured the restored Buckland Stage Stop, hiked along the nature trail, and walked the ruins of the old fort. Find out more at: http://parks.nv.gov/parks/fort-churchill.

Closing Shot 

I wanted to end this month’s post with a photo from the road to O’Neill Basin that I took this summer. I hope you enjoy your travels to “everywhere else” as much as I do.

— Doug Clarke