High Roads Project Part 2; Corey Peak 10,501′ Wassuk Range

Be a lucky boy on Lucky Boy Pass Looking over the list of highest roads of Nevada I saw White Pine County, Elko County and Mineral County for the highest 6 roads. White Pine and Elko Counties require at least a 4-5 hour drive from Reno but Mineral County is only 3 hours away. Mt …

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Walker River Ramble; Bike Your Park Overnight

Adventure Cycling Association is so many things, but two events I participate in directly are Bike Travel Weekend and Bike Your Park Day. These member led outings occur annually and as soon as one is over I am already planning the next year's. For Bike Travel Weekend I led a small party on the Applegate …

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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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Sub-24-Overnight; Swift Industries Solstice Camp Out

A rapid descent into Dog Valley Rarely do I write about a ride I didn't dream-up, plan, and execute. But this was all Jake Francis. Jake is a bee-guy, flower-guy, pollination ecologist, chemical ecologist, and behaviorist. He is one of the smartest scientists I have chatted with. He is a creative DIY-guy from the kitchen …

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Overnight; Bike Travel Weekend, Rye Patch Reservoir to Black Rock Desert

This finger of the Black Rock Desert - High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails is a fantastic route to the Black Rock Desert I underestimated the effects of our spring thunderstorms on the route I had planned for Adventure Cycling Association's Bike Travel Weekend. The weather triggered some on the fly changes in our route and …

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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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