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Elko Correspondence – September 2018

Outdoors in Elko County  There is plenty of summer left in September and here are a few of my ideas to consider: Berry picking The wild fruit of the Ruby Mountains are ready for picking. My...

Elko Correspondence – July 2017

Summer greetings from Elko. There is plenty to see and do in Elko this July. Here are a few of my favorites. Wild about Flowers This year's heavy snows and spring rains are guaranteed to produce...

Elko Correspondence – April 2017

Bighorns in the Rubies Early Spring is the perfect time to see the Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep in the Ruby Mountains. Last weekend, I took a quick drive in Lamoille Canyon and spotted over...
September Hiking in the Rubies

Elko Correspondence – September 2016

September Hiking in the Rubies September is often the best time to hike in the Ruby Mountains, as the temperatures have cooled off and the number of hikers has dropped with the end of summer...
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...

Elko Correspondence – July 20016

Elko July Campouts I'm paraphrasing a line from one of the poets who recited earlier this year at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Doris Daley, from her work titled "Million Star Resort." The gist...
June in Elko

Elko Correspondence – June 2016

Elko Waterfalls and wildflowers June greetings from Elko. This is my first post, and I'm happy to be sharing stories about Elko and the surrounding area. I've been enjoying the beauty of the Ruby Mountains for many...

NevadaGram #163 – 2015 Must-See Must-Do Awards, A Visit to Ely, Elko’s ‘Lost Ski...

And now the moment that everyone has been waiting for: the announcement of the annual Must-See Must-Do List for 2015. As always, this list reflects our personal preferences — lots of nominations on the website...
Forgotten ski lodge of the Ruby Mountains Nevada

The Lost Ski Lodge of the Rubies

"The Ruby Mountains in Northern Nevada weren't always packed with sleds, and the lot of cars full of folks looking to draw their line down Terminal Cancer." Even prior to Carl Fischer's 1976 proposal to...
Wilderness areas above Elko Nevada

NevadaGram #70 – ATVs in Elko County, Gridley Days in Austin

As Nevada's back country becomes more accessible, our wide open countrysides are attracting more and more visitors. A few weeks ago, they attracted Robin, Chris and me. Chris is 17 now, and to celebrate the...
Victoria B.C.

NevadaGram #23 – Canada, Goldfield Hotel for sale, Two Elys, Fallon’s famous Cantaloupe Fest

In last month's Travelgram I mentioned Canadians and tipping, which inspired a sharp rebuke from Winnemucca: "For your information not all of us Canadians are lousy tippers!" Naturally I was appalled at the idea I'd...
Pahrump Winery

Trip Report #18 – Pahrump Winery, The MaryJane Sisters, Nevada Variations

At Pahrump the buzz is all about the sale of the state's first and only Winery to Western Horizon Resorts, a Colorado company which is now building a new 250-unit RV Park alongside the...
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