Category Archives: Northern Nevada

Economic conditions keeping me close to home

I promised at the beginning that this would only be an outdoor blog with little or no political content. Right now, mostly because of U.S. policy on energy, fuel prices are so high that I am unable to take trips … Continue reading

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No luck calling predators but I did get a good show!

These mule deer bucks were out for the evening. As they started to browse, two of them decided that since they still have antlers…might as well use em. This is the time of year when they start to shed their … Continue reading

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Encounters with wild predators increasing in California and elsewhere

Cougar, bobcat, coyote, and bear encounters with humans are on the increase. Here is some advice to help you stay safe if you find yourself in the presence of one of those predators. Continue reading

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Failure to think equals a failed trip

Folks, I did it. I failed to really think through a planned trip and paid the price. The plan was to camp for a couple of days at a place in central northern Nevada called Desert Ranch Reservoir. It is … Continue reading

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2010 National Championship Air Races at the Reno-Stead airport!

I went to the air races for their last day yesterday. Found a good place near the west end of the course and took a whole bunch of pics! It was exciting and I had fun but ran out of … Continue reading

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Egbert Canyon – Seven Troughs Range – revisit

So, the last time I went to Egbert Canyon I really didn’t spend much time exploring and decided that a return trip was in order. You can find the last trip at this post, Egbert Canyon is a bit … Continue reading

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Dog Valley – Toiyabe National Forest

This week, I decided to stick closer to Reno. I had heard of Dog Valley but never been there before. A couple of surprises for me were: 1. The easy access! 2. Beauty of the landscape Dog Valley is outside … Continue reading

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Seven Troughs Range – Egbert Canyon

This trip was a return to the Seven Troughs mountain range and some more exploration. In the northern part of the range is Egbert Canyon. It’s about 25 miles off of Hwy. 399 outside of Lovelock Nevada. If you are … Continue reading

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McCloud River California

This trip was to the McCloud river in northern California. It’s located north and east of Redding near Mt. Shasta. The river is one of three that flow into Shasta Lake. Click “More” to see the rest of this article … Continue reading

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How I learned to be an outdoorsman

From as early as I can remember, I have been drawn to the natural world. It wasn’t until I was 13 though that I really had the chance to indulge and develop the skills and respect for nature that has … Continue reading

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