Pyramid Lake Project; Union Pacific Railroad Grade

I have always been fascinated by the raised red cinder railroad grade along Pyramid Lake. I am not a train historian nor a railroad buff but I am interested in following these abandoned railroad grades by bike. My first adventure on a railroad grade was between Goldfield and Rhyolite. I found out about this potential …

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Little Known Shoshone Mountains

Along the Shoshone Mountains From the Desatoyas and the Toiyabes I could look across the high valleys at the Shoshone Mountains. But I never heard much chatter about their splendor. Last September I visited Berlin-Icthyosaur State Park as a part of Adventure Cycling's Bike Your Park Day nestled in the southern portion of the mountains. …

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Black Rock Desert Project: Jungo Rd to Jackson Creek Ranch Rd

Turning north onto Jackson Creek Ranch Rd, less than 100 mi to the Oregon border This year I am taking on a project to write a guide for touring The Black Rock Desert - High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area (NCA). While it seems to be a no-brainer that this is a hot …

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Day Trip; Through the notch, Juniper Pass, around the Sahwave Mountains

From ArcGIS - USA Topo maps, how could you not be drawn to ride through this feature? On the map there was this discrete notch between the Sahwave Mountains and the Blue Wing Hills. Never before have I been so captivated by a series of contour lines. But there it was, connecting two dry lake …

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Day Trip; Seven Troughs Range and Ghost Towns

...and the adventure begins. Toulon exit off I-80 Nevadans love to explore remote hard-to-get-to areas of their beloved state. A combination of a pioneering spirit, an abundance of accessible public land, and the potential for natural and cultural historical discovery is the perfect recipe for getting outside to explore your state. The Seven Troughs Range …

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