Winter Tour II: Lida Junction-Beatty Loop

While my ride from Tonapah to Lida Junction was eye-opening, fantastic, and successful I was a little disappointed I hadn't ridden all the way to Beatty and back. I definitely underestimated the weather, forgot to bring the supplies to keep my electronics charged, on that note I was over reliant on electronic navigation, so mistakes …

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Ride Report; Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge and Stillwater Range

Vernal wetlands, marshes, swamps, estuaries, and salt flats can appear (and smell) unappealing to the eye (and nose). But their value to the ecology, biodiversity, and therefore the wildlife biologist, public, and future generations is immeasurable.  Wetlands of all types are the "tropical rain forests" of the temperate landscape. Unfortunately most of us do not …

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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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