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McKissick Canyon

A 3-mile hike with 2,000 feet of elevation gain, the trail up Mckissick Canyon leads to a stunning view over the Winnemucca Valley, with rock-scrambling access to the peaks of the Dogskin Range.

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Postpile Ridge

While not as distinctly formed as Devils Postpile National Monument, this thousand-foot long ridge, located high above Storey County’s Long Valley Creek, is still an impressive sight.

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The Court of Antiquity

Perhaps a few hundred years ago, or as many as 10,000, Native Americans gathered at this spot above the Truckee River to the east of the broad meadows that would become the city of Reno.

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Mt. Rose Waterfall

Standing more than 6,300 feet above downtown Reno’s 4,500 feet, Mount Rose looks daunting. But its summit trail begins high up the mountain pass road (SR 431), at 8,911 feet.

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Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

The creation of Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge was a kind of miracle, as the entire area was destined to be a subdivision in 1980. The savior of Ash Meadows was the Devils Hole pupfish.

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Freight Train in the High Desert

Of the many vistas that Nevada has to offer, I never tire of the way the desert can present an entire freight train, in one ultra-wide glance, from the first engine to the final freight car.

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American Flat Mill

The ruins of the United Comstock Merger Mill at American Flat were demolished in late 2014. This 137-node virtual-reality tour was photographed from August to December of 2014.

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The Serpent Mother

The Serpent Mother is a 168′ long evocation of a skeletal serpent coiled around her egg in a monstrous but maternal gesture.

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Art Cars at the DMV

Before art cars are certified to roam the open Playa at night they must be inspected at the DMV (Department of Mutant Vehicles).

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Clear Creek Trail

The Clear Creek Trail is about 10.5 miles one way, with gentle gradients for hiking or mountain biking. It takes nearly 15 mi to gain the 1,150 ft in altitude of its high point at 6,200 ft.

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Hunter Falls Fire

Viewed from a ridge above the University of Nevada, the smoke from the May, 2014 Hunter Falls Fire is evident in the Mt. Rose Wilderness just west of the city limits.

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Commercial Casino

Much folklore and ghost-lore enliven this grand dame of Elko, built in 1869. The Commercial is also the home of what may be the world’s largest dead polar bear, White King.

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Tannehill Log Cabin

Thought to be the first house built here, around 1865, it later served as Eureka's first store. It is constructed from the pinion pines that once grew at higher elevations around the town.

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Lagomarsino Canyon Petroglyphs

Lagomarsino Canyon, a Nevada rock art site on the National Register of Historic Places, is a quarter mile long. It consists of 2229 rock art panels, some created up to 10,000 years ago.

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Gold Hill Depot

The Gold Hill Depot of the V&T Railroad was completed in September 1869. The station served passengers and freight, and was also a telegraph station.

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Storm over Mt. Rose

From a viewpoint midway up the Geiger Grade, looking down over the entire Washoe Valley, the sunset colors show through the storm front over Mt. Rose.