Around the Calico Mountains Wilderness Overnight, Rides with Friends #3

Waking up above the playa, Black Rock Desert We rode for two days and only saw one truck. The solitude of Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trail National Conservation Area made a huge impression on the the ride participants. Here we are, the middle of June, in the middle of spectacular public lands, and …

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Overnight; Black Rock Desert Hot Springs Loop

Imagine yourself here October might become an annual Black Rock Desert - High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area trip. Last year we made our way through High Rock Canyon and with the help of our journalist friends, Jim Scripps and Rick Gunn it became a feature in Adventure Sports Journal. Carlo Luri suggested …

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High Basin Pah Rah Petroglyphs; S24O Local Overnight

The more we use our public lands the more we learn about how they are managed and protected for future generations. The Pah Rah Range is a backwards C-shaped range from the Truckee River in the south to Pyramid Lake in the north. Its proximity to Reno/Sparks and established Public Lands Access points makes it …

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2020 Annual Review; Overcoming Inertia and Building Momentum for 2021

Shay, Matt, and Mike joined me for the combined Bike Your Park/Bike Travel Weekend overnight Driving out to Bike Your Park/Bike Travel Weekend combined event by Adventure Cycling Association I said to Shay Daylami, "So much of it (getting out for an overnight) is overcoming inertia. You can always come up with reasons not to …

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Pine Nuts Pedaler Project; Crowd Source Mapping the Pine Nut Mountains

Pine Nuts Pedaler Project Marc and I were riding the Mt Seigle loop last April and I wondered out loud, "How could we see all the routes we ride in an area in a single view? Wouldn't that be cool for an area as popular as the Pine Nuts?" How did I get here? Where …

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