Category Archives: Reno area

Horseback riding.

As my readers might be aware, I bought 80 acres of high desert scrub outside of Winnemucca Nevada. From the beginning, I planned on moving out to that property to retire.   Well, “retirement” day might be coming sooner than … Continue reading

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Some recent critters seen on and around Dogskin mountain near Reno

I have been out and about locally here in Northern Nevada quite a bit lately. I see all sorts of wildlife on almost every outing and thought I would share some of the photos I managed to get with you. … Continue reading

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My method for hunting Blacktail jackrabbits! I don’t own a firearm but I got an air rifle!

There is a video at the end of this post but first, some background. When I first tried to hunt these jackrabbits, all I usually saw was ears and a rear end in afterburner mode heading to the next county. … Continue reading

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My new satellite phone may be best purchase in a long time

After my last ill fated adventure, I got to thinking about how well prepared I really was. Oh, yeah, I could survive a good long time in some pretty terrible conditions but that assumes I had no injuries and was … 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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Foxpro Spitfire wildlife call review second look!

OK, I sent my Spitfire in to Foxpro for update / repair and got it back not too long ago. I have been playing around with it since it cam back and I can tell you that the new / … 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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Mule deer and Magpies on Peavine

Well, I haven’t had much chance to get out for an extended camping trip but I did go out to Peavine for some photography. These photos are from the western slope along Bull Ranch Creek. The Magpies are around to … Continue reading

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McKissick Canyon – Northern end of Dogskin Mountain

Dogskin mountain is close to Reno, Nevada and provides loads of hiking, camping, and photography opportunities. In earlier posts about Dogskin mountain, I concentrated on the western slope. This time, I traveled to the northeastern portion and explored McKissick Canyon. … Continue reading

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Petersen mountain – A hike to the top

As I promised in the last post, I did hike to the top of Petersen mountain. At least I got to the 7600 ft level taking a road that runs from the base. The total hike was about 2.5 miles … Continue reading

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