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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, http://www.afreshpath.com/?p=445. 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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Eleven Mile Canyon – Stillwater mountain range

Sometimes the weather just refuses to cooperate! This time out, I had decided to check out some of the area just west of the Dixie Valley and chose Eleven Mile Canyon as a final destination. Here is a map:

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American Flat Canyon

American Flat Canyon is located in the Seven Troughs mountain range several miles outside of Lovelock Nevada. This area was heavily mined in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. There are still quite a few mining claims in the area, … Continue reading

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Toiyabe Range

My last trip to Kingston Creek peaked my interest in further exploration of the Toiyabe Range. Austin Nevada is in the central portion of the Toiyabe Range on the western slope and access from there is pretty easy. Just find … Continue reading

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Kingston Creek!!!!!

On a rare weekend trip, I decided to do two things. One, I wanted to try out my used 1994 Skylark and see if it would be adequate for my explorations…it did ok but I’ll be doing much more hiking! … 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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Hiking and photography on Petersen Mountain

Located north of Reno and about 35 miles by “road”, Petersen mountain offers good hiking and great vistas for the outdoorsman. A large portion of Petersen mountain is designated as a “natural area” by the BLM and is fenced to … Continue reading

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Lost in the wilderness is not a good option.

Using my own experience and a few photos, I will try to give you the basics of finding your way around just about any wilderness environment found in Northern Nevada and California.

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A difficult and rewarding trip to Sage Valley

Still on the quest to get photos of predators, I traveled to Sage Valley.  There is still a lot of snow on the ground making camping and hiking cold and difficult. If you can handle the hardships, the rewards are … Continue reading

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