NevadaGram #198 – Must See-Must Do, Hot Spring Getaway

China Camp, near Tecopa

It is traditional for us to unlimber our Nevada ‘Must-See Must Do’ list in this first edition of the New Year. In the past Robin and I (and once, Shorty — he loved the dog-friendly Harrah’s in Laughlin!) have made each selection. This year, though, many of them have been submitted by our Correspondents around … Read moreNevadaGram #198 – Must See-Must Do, Hot Spring Getaway

NevadaGram #197 — Virginia City at Christmastime

Virginia City is what’s left of the Richest Place on Earth, and a major attraction for visitors in Nevada. It’s a wonderful place to visit any time, but if you really want to catch the vibe, come in winter. Without the crowds of summer the old city stands out more clearly for what it is, … Read moreNevadaGram #197 — Virginia City at Christmastime

NevadaGram #196 – Following Mark Twain around Paris

On the 4th of July 1867, Sam Clemens was 32 years old and had acquired the beginnings of a reputation and a career by becoming Mark Twain. He had embarked on a 5-month tour of Europe and the Holy Land with a contract to produce 50 letters for the Alta California in San Francisco and … Read moreNevadaGram #196 – Following Mark Twain around Paris

NevadaGram #195 – Incline Village, Crystal Bay and Coaldale

Incline Village Nevada

In all my years of exploring Nevada the most difficult place for me to get a handle on has been Incline Village. I could never find the There there. Now with the help of Kayla Anderson (see below) I’ve learned there isn’t one. In most small Nevada towns, if you could get up on the … Read moreNevadaGram #195 – Incline Village, Crystal Bay and Coaldale

NevadaGram #194 – Laughlin, Art Flap at Baker

US 95 in Nevada

We’d been a long day on the road and running late, hurrying now that a sunset was setting the sky on fire, worried we’d find all the campsites taken. We’d visited the Big Bend of the Colorado Recreation Area a few years ago and remembered it as an attractive spot with 24 campsites. There were … Read moreNevadaGram #194 – Laughlin, Art Flap at Baker

NevadaGram #193 – A Drive down 95

The Clown Motel, Tonopah Nevada

Driving and jiving down 95, first stop in Yerington where we had some bad news: Kings Diner, last year’s great Yerington discovery, is gone. We liked the food, but more than that we liked the generous spirit of the people who ran it. There’s a Mexican restaurant in its place now, and we will try … Read moreNevadaGram #193 – A Drive down 95

NevadaGram #192 – Snake Valley Days at Baker

The Travelvan

All you have to do to get to Baker from anywhere in Nevada is to get on US 50 and drive east. That’s what Robin and I did, and then drove up the east side of the Snake Range into Great Basin National Park and the Upper Lehman Creek campground for three days. www.nevadatravel.net We … Read moreNevadaGram #192 – Snake Valley Days at Baker

NevadaGram #191 – Dream Train to Elko, Comstock Mining Update

Cowboy Express to Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko Nevada

The 34th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering is scheduled for January 29-February 3 next year. Its theme will be “Basques and Buckaroos: Herding Cultures of Basin, Range and Beyond” and tickets will go on sale to Western Folklife Center members on September 5. The line-up for the Gathering will be announced this month and the ticketed … Read moreNevadaGram #191 – Dream Train to Elko, Comstock Mining Update

NevadaGram #190 – Ichthyosaur Digs, Rural RoundUp in Elko, Nevada Calendar

Paleontologists digging for ichthyosaurs in the Augusta Mountains, Pershing County Nevada

Rural RoundUp 2017 This year’s Cow Counties Tourism Pro-Am convened in Elko. Story below. More than 500 fans of a Reno-brewed IPA, and of its namesake — a giant prehistoric ocean-dwelling reptile — attended a fundraiser at the brewery for a paleontological dig in Pershing County.  They dined, drank beer and listened to the director of … Read moreNevadaGram #190 – Ichthyosaur Digs, Rural RoundUp in Elko, Nevada Calendar

NevadaGram #189 – Fallon’s Secret Revealed, The Nevada Calendar for April

NevadaGram #189 – Fallon’s Secret Revealed, The Nevada Calendar for April

Here’s what Fallon has been so carefully guarding from the world: There is no quieter, calmer, sweeter or more secret getaway in Nevada than Fallon. I know, right? Does not compute. That’s how clever Fallon has been. But it is true and anyone can prove it by arranging a Perfect Day for themselves. This is how you do it. First, … Read moreNevadaGram #189 – Fallon’s Secret Revealed, The Nevada Calendar for April

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