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Quakies in Water Canyon

NevadaGram #220 – Fall Color in Nevada

Ten of the Best Places for Autumn Colors in Nevada 1. Virginia City Six Mile Canyon extends from Virginia City's north end down past Sugarloaf Mountain to US 50 and presents a glowing portrait of autumn...

Carson Valley Correspondence – November 2018

Minden-Tahoe Airport Aviation Roundup 2018 My husband and I were given two V.I.P. passes to “Aviation Roundup,” thanks to Carson Valley Visitors Authority.  While I have attended several “air shows” over the years, I have...

Carson Valley Correspondence – April 2018

Heritage: The word “heritage” as a noun, is defined as “something that is handed down from the past, as a tradition.”  As an adjective it is defined as “noting or relating to a product, place,...

Carson Valley Correspondence – February 2018

Carson Valley legend “Snowshoe” Thompson Looking up at Jobs Peak, in all of its snow-capped glory, from the floor of Carson Valley, I’m thinking that I cannot be the only one who is happy to...

Carson Valley Correspondence – January 2018

January has arrived at last. And with it come the gift returns, New Year’s resolutions, resuming our day-to-day routines, and the “after Holiday blues”.  Admit it; you miss all of the activities that surround...

Carson Valley Correspondence – December 2017

Carson Valley is “legendary” as the place where Nevada began in 1851.  The Historic Pony Express Trail borders the town of Genoa.  Minden is the town that the Dangberg’s built. Wagon roads helped to...
Upper Sweetwater Canyon

Carson Valley Correspondence – June 2016

Carson Valley Hike of the Month In under an hour's drive from Carson Valley lies a most majestic, surprising and unpopulated mountain range: the Sweetwaters. This month we chose to hike up Sweetwater Canyon, just south...
River Fork Ranch trail

Carson Valley – Correspondence – December 2015

Carson Valley We think the Carson Valley this time of year is the best place on Earth. The grasses with their warm yellow glow, the pristine blue skies, the panorama of snow-capped mountains, the crisp...
Warm Springs Hotel

The Great Escape from Carson City, September 17, 1871

  Volney Rollins checked his sidearm and buttoned his coat against a cold draft as he walked down the concrete hallway toward the dining area. His last duty was to secure the prisoners. It had...
Borges Carriage Rides, Genoa Nevada

NevadaGram #166 – Rural RoundUp, The One and Only McKeen Car,

This year's Rural RoundUp — the 25th Annual — was held in the Carson Valley. For the rural tourism marketers in attendance it was an enjoyable visit to one of the most beautiful places...
The Genoa Trail System

NevadaGram #156 – A Visit to Genoa, Post Card from Shorty,

If you've ever visited the Carson Valley in your lifetime, you can probably still see it clearly in your memory. The broad green valley, speckled with grazing cattle, made lush by rivulets from mighty granite...
Squaw Tom Sanders

NevadaGram #139 – March 2013 Sourdough Slim and Squaw Tom Sanders

What They're saying About Us The New York Times goes winter kayaking on Lake Tahoe. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. The Affectionate and Intimately Detailed Guide to the Most Interesting State in America is available at...

NevadaGram #41 – Hawthorne to Wellington, 3 FAQ, Skiing around Elko and New Year’s...

Before the big snows fell I took a pleasant trip which I'll recommend to anyone who enjoys rambling along the dirt roads of western Nevada. But first, why are some people "creeped out" by Hawthorne,...
Jobs Peak over Carson Valley

NevadaGram #16 – Carson Valley, Nevada Art, and Eureka

Genoa has for years had a certain panache as Nevada's Carmel, but it's only recently that travelers could think about Minden or Gardnerville as a pleasant getaway destination. Very quietly the Carson Valley has become...
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