Ride Report; Behind the MGL mines, a loop through the Nightingale Mtns

I have a love affair with playas. We have several major dry lake beds in northern Nevada and numerous minor ones. They are the desert's seas and oceans. They can be explored and charted finding springs, ghost towns/mines, unique weather, and unique geology along their shores. Winnemucca Lake playa has captivated me as I whizzed …

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Passage through Lake Range; Three Mile and San Emidio Canyons

I was unsure of this route from the very beginning. The Lake Range is a prominent mountain range along the east shore of Pyramid Lake and creates the backdrop that most visitors appreciate when they visit this gem of northern Nevada. To the east of the Lake Range is Winnemucca Lake, the Selenite and Nightingale …

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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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