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North Lake Tahoe Correspondence – August 2019

North Lake Tahoe locals are known to embrace the last days of summer with lots of outdoor activities to enjoy the sunshine before the weather turns. And along with skateboarding, golfing, and perhaps mountain...

Pahrump Correspondence – July 2019

Five Ways to Experience the Mojave Desert in Pahrump The great Mojave Desert surrounds the town of Pahrump Valley, and it is a shame to visit the valley without experiencing the desert up close. With...

Baker Correspondence – June 2019

Snake Valley Festival The eleventh annual Snake Valley Festival will be held June 6-9, 2019 in Baker. This fun-filled event has lots of fun features, plus it's a fund raiser for the Great Basin Water...

Pahrump Correspondence – June 2019

Beach Front Property and the Last Chance Range Now you can buy beachfront property in Pahrump. No, the state of California didn’t fall into the ocean, despite some people not caring if it did.  About...

Baker Correspondence – November 2018

Quiet Times Baker slows down tremendously in November, with many local businesses closed. The Great Basin Visitor Center is also closed, but the Lehman Caves Visitor Center in Great Basin National Park remains open year...

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – July 2018

The secret is out: Lake Tahoe is a great place to visit in the summer.  Triple digit temperatures scorch places like Sacramento and Reno, so the lake becomes the obvious choice to get some...

Elko Correspondence – June 2018

Farmers Markets The Elko and Lamoille Farmers Markets are ready to get underway! The markets run from June -- October, and local producers invite you to enjoy the best of what Elko County have to...

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – April 2018

Lake Tahoe in all its splendor is wonderful to gaze upon from any vantage point, and even the small peek-a-boo views can provide a sense of awe.  But seeing the lake from atop an...

Carson Valley Correspondence – March 2018

On the morning of February 2nd last month, “Punxsutawney Phil,” the legendary weather predicting groundhog saw his shadow.  This, according to folklore, means we’ll have 6 more weeks of winter.  However, here in Carson...
The Cowboy Arts and Gear Museum's recently restored building at 542 Commercial Street was built in 1907 by master craftsman G.S. Garcia to house his saddle, harness and tack shop.

Elko Correspondence – February 2018

New Museum Opens in Elko The Cowboy Arts and Gear Museum has its grand opening on February 2nd at 2 p.m. The museum is located at 542 Commercial Street in a restored building that was...

Reno Correspondence – January 2018

Downtown Reno: One Square Mile Edition In the colder months, we tend to stay a little closer to home. Erik pursues the “One Square Mile” theme, featuring scenes he paints within a square mile of...

Reno Correspondence – October 2017

Hike of the Month: Fall is in the air, and a must-do hike for October is Thomas Creek, out the Mount Rose Highway just 20 minutes south of downtown. Starting at the Thomas Creek Trailhead...

Reno Correspondence – September 2017

It’s All About the RIVER, Babie! The river matured late this year, with cold water and bank to bank flows persisting into late August. The upside is that the river should still be tube-able (and...

Mineral County Correspondence – August 2017

The Mount Grant Challenge Hike A Good ideas and wishful thinking won’t make an event come true, but for Mineral County’s 9/11 Memorial Mount Grant Challenge there were just a handful of volunteers and workers that...

Baker Correspondence – July 2017

Nevada's Last Glacier July is one of the busiest months in Baker, with hotel rooms, cave tours, and developed campgrounds at capacity. You can still enjoy your visit by booking ahead (for lodging options and...

Reno Correspondence – July 2017

Reno: The Best Place to Live (and Play) When Erik and I were striving to create a home for ourselves, first separately and then together, we faced a couple of challenges. First, we are both desert...

Elko Correspondence – June 2017

California Trail Days On June 3rd and 4th, come experience western history as the California Trail Interpretive Center will be hosts its Annual Trail Days event. This free event features demonstrations and talks, living displays...
Iconic Falling Man, Mesquite Nevada

Mesquite Correspondence – November 2016

Mesquite “Strikes Gold” At last the temperatures have dropped below triple digits and it’s time to turn to some of the favorite pastimes of the season. Two very diverse forms of recreation come to mind...
A trio of young skiers at Heavenly Ski Resort

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – November 2016

November is a month of great anticipation: who is going to be elected the next president of the United States?  Will marijuana be legalized in Nevada?  But up here at the Lake we have...

Carson Valley Correspondence – August 2016

Carson Valley Hike of the Month: Marlette Lake With summer temps peaking, Carson Valley folk are heading for the hills -- the Sierra, that is! One of our favorite destinations is Marlette Lake, a 9.5 mile round trip hike...
Lamoille Canyon

Elko Correspondence – August 2016

Elko Exploring Elko County’s History -- Aspen Tree Carvings The back roads of Elko County are perfect for exploring in August. When I am out driving I always find the aspen tree carvings worthy of stopping...
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...

Carson Valley Correspondence – May 2016

Carson Valley With the warming weather, Carson Valley's activity calendar is really ramping up! There are two iconic event series kicking off this month. Concerts in the Park debuts with "Paperback Writer" (the Beatles Experience) on May 27th, Friday,...
Jobes Peak Trail hiking

Carson Valley Correspondence – April 2016

Winter returned to us in March, after an incredibly warm and dry February. But alas, spring is inevitable, and all critters, humans included, emerge  from their caves in April looking for adventure! Biking on Foothill Road & Carson...

Baker Correspondence – March 2016

Baker Climbing Wheeler Peak A popular activity for those who visit Baker is to climb Wheeler Peak, the second highest peak in the state of Nevada, at 13,063 feet. Most who climb it do so in...
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