Dog Valley Days; What do they mean to you?

Geographic names become funny as you study maps, talk to locals, then confuse them in your own mind. Dog Valley is one of many examples I have encountered in my travels in northern Nevada. When I here people "rode Dog Valley" I first make certain assumptions then I am eager to find out more. I …

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Day Trip; Around Little High Rock Cyn Wilderness

Pete Rissler, a local wildlife biologist, invited me on this trip around Little High Rock Canyon Wilderness. My first thought was, what an opportunity to get out with a local guide, I'm in! He promised great wildlife viewing, a 40+ mile loop around Nevada's fantastic wilderness and the potential for wildlife like I have never …

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Ride Report; Fort Churchill Road

This ride was originally inspired by Adventure Cycling's Bike Your Park Day, which was September 24, 2016. As a celebration of the National Park Service Centennial, Adventure Cycling's 40th, and National Public Lands Day, riders were encouraged to take advantage of reduced park fees and get out and ride your park. Unfortunately I had a …

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Around the Virginia Mountains; Reno’s Best Gravel Grind

The Winnemuca Ranch Road area remains a favorite place for me to ride. The road is primarily gravel or dirt from Pyramid Lake Highway just north of Reno/Sparks to another gravel road, Fish Springs Road, east of Herlong, CA. The road runs through ranch land between the Dogskin and Virginia Mountains. Until this point I …

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