Carson Valley Correspondence – March 2018

                                                                Leo On the morning of February 2nd last month, “Punxsutawney Phil,” the legendary weather predicting groundhog saw his shadow.  This, according to folklore, means we’ll have 6 more weeks of winter.  However, here in Carson Valley, my pet guinea pig “Leo” did not see his shadow the morning of February 2nd. To us that … Read moreCarson Valley Correspondence – March 2018

Carson Valley Correspondence – February 2018

Carson Valley legend “Snowshoe” Thompson                                                                        Job’s Peak from Mottsville (Photo by Gloria Trahey) Looking up at Jobs Peak, in all of its snow-capped glory, from the floor of Carson Valley, I’m thinking that I cannot be the only one who is happy to see snow.  The Sierra resorts now have a steady business with … Read moreCarson Valley Correspondence – February 2018

Carson Valley Correspondence – January 2018

                                                Photo by Barbara MacDonald Thomas, courtesy Carson Valley Visitors Authority January has arrived at last. And with it come the gift returns, New Year’s resolutions, resuming our day-to-day routines, and the “after Holiday blues”.  Admit it; you miss all of the activities that surround the Holidays.  You probably think there isn’t much to do … Read moreCarson Valley Correspondence – January 2018

Carson Valley Correspondence – August 2016

Carson Valley Hike of the Month: Marlette Lake                                                        Marlette Lake With summer temps peaking, Carson Valley folk are heading for the hills — the Sierra, that is! One of our favorite destinations is Marlette Lake, a 9.5 mile round trip hike from Spooner Lake. Since this trail is very popular with mountain bikers (it connects to the … Read moreCarson Valley Correspondence – August 2016

Carson Valley Correspondence – June 2016

Carson Valley Hike of the Month                                                                                             Upper Sweetwater Canyon In under an hour’s drive from Carson Valley lies a most majestic, surprising and unpopulated mountain range: the Sweetwaters. This month we chose to hike up Sweetwater Canyon, just south of Smith Valley, off Hwy 338. The Sweetwater Canyon Road is clearly marked with a … Read moreCarson Valley Correspondence – June 2016

Carson Valley Correspondence – May 2016

Carson Valley With the warming weather, Carson Valley’s activity calendar is really ramping up! There are two iconic event series kicking off this month. Concerts in the Park debuts with “Paperback Writer” (the Beatles Experience) on May 27th, Friday, at Minden Park at 6:30. This event is wildly popular (picture lawn, food trucks, beer, picnics baskets, ice cream, … Read moreCarson Valley Correspondence – May 2016

Carson Valley Correspondence – April 2016

Winter returned to us in March, after an incredibly warm and dry February. But alas, spring is inevitable, and all critters, humans included, emerge  from their caves in April looking for adventure! Biking on Foothill Road & Carson River Road                                                                                 A view from Carson River Road One of the most pleasurable things to do in the Carson … Read moreCarson Valley Correspondence – April 2016