Elko Correspondence – September 2017


September Camping

There is plenty of nice weather for camping in September. I recommend Angel Lake Campground for a quick weekend getaway. It is only an hour and a half from Elko and is reached by taking I-80 to Wells and then following State Route 231 to Angel Lake. Route 231 is a state scenic byway and provides great views of the East Humboldt Mountains as you head towards the campground. The campground sits in an aspen stand adjacent to Angel Lake. There are opportunities for hiking, fishing, swimming, and good old relaxing at this campground. Many of the sites can be reserved at recreation.gov and others are available on a first-come walk up basis.

Poe and Pints

Ghostlight Productions and Duncan Little Creek Gallery and Bar invite you to three evenings of performances of selected, dramatized works of Edgar Allan Poe, along with craft beer tasting, on October 5, 6, and 7, beginning at 7 PM. Frank L. Sawyer directs this unique take on Poe’s haunting works. For more information on how to attend Poe & Pints or how to become a sponsor, see https://www.facebook.com/ghostlightnevada/

Edible Elko

I had nice breakfast at Dreez, the new restaurant on Silver Street, last week. They are in the old Biltoki spot on Silver Street. I enjoyed the “Eggs Royale” — a variation on eggs benedict with salmon. A side of fresh fruit and good coffee rounded out my tasty meal. A relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff make Dreez worth trying for something new in Elko.  And please check out the Dreez Facebook page.

Fall Colors

By late September we will start to see the first hints of fall as the leaves start to change colors in the mountains of Elko County. Now is the time to plan a trip to see the spectacular display, which runs from the end of September through mid-October. Lamoille Canyon is the best and easiest spot to take in the colors. Bear Creek Summit, Angel Creek, and Jack Creek areas are other good spots for leaf peeping, too.

Up, Up and Away!

The Ruby Mountain Balloon Festival takes to the skies on Sept. 23rd through the 25th. Pilots and their balloons will take flight each morning at dawn in Spring Creek. You will have to get up early to see the launches, but it is well worth it. Check out the schedule at: https://www.facebook.com/rubymountainballoonfestival/

— Doug Clarke