Episode 601: AVI KWA AME & MOJAVE NATIONAL PRESERVE
We learn the story of the proposed Avi Kwa Ame National Monument while touring the Joshua tree forest and the Spirit Mountain sacred site, then explore the Kelso Dunes and lava tubes of Mojave National Preserve.
Episode 602: CEDARVILLE TO TRIPOINT TRAIL
We’re just over the border in Cedarville, California, learning more about that visitor-friendly town, plus obsidian hunting at a nearby mine site and a very beautiful trip to the Tripoint Trail as we seek the monument that marks the meeting of Oregon, California and Nevada.
Episode 603: VERDI
“Trail Whisperer” Kurt Gensheimer takes us on a hike in Dog Valley and teaches us about trail maintenance, then we learn Verdi’s history from a local man who is restoring his old schoolhouse into a history and events center. We then follow the first two stops on the Washoe ArTrail, including a challenging hike up to an old cement air mail arrow.
Episode 604: GREAT BASIN NATIONAL PARK
After many years we revisit Great Basin National Park. Chris gets to check one off her bucket list as she climbs Wheeler Peak, while Dave shows a less hardcore option on the Bristlecone/Glacier Trail. We get an update on the town of Baker and celebrate the 100th anniversary of Lehman Caves.
Episode 605: TAHOE RIM TRAILS
The Tahoe Rim Trail offers something for everyone. Chris follows a long section requiring an overnight campout, while Dave takes a day hike on a section near Tahoe Vista, then joins a crew to help make some trail.
Episode 606: DAYTON vs GENOA
We visit the two towns claiming to be the first permanent settlement in Nevada. Near Dayton we explore the townsite of Sutro, home of the Comstock-era Sutro Tunnel. In Genoa we step into history at Mormon Station and hike the Genoa Canyon Trail.
Episode 607: VALLEY of FIRE and SPRING MOUNTAINS NATIONAL RECREATION AREA
After two decades Chris returns to the spectacular Valley of Fire to be reacquainted with this unique attraction, then learns some history and enjoys a spectacular trail view at Spring Mountains National Recreation Area.
Episode 608: TRUCKEE
Dave learns the unique history of Truckee on a walking tour with Greg Zirbel that includes a stop in jail, then tries a little neighborhood snowshoeing before a visit to FiftyFifty Brewing Company.
Episode 609: PYRAMID LAKE
Chris and guest host Sydney Martinez journey from Wadsworth to Pyramid Lake with a bike ride along the bike the Tahoe-Pyramid Trail and a visit to the Pyramid Lake Museum & Visitor Center, then they head out on the lake to experience this Paiute cultural landmark.
Episode 610: ACCESS FOR ALL
This special episode introduces outdoor recreation opportunities for persons with disabilities. Includes the Reno Adaptive Cycling Center, the Center for Adaptive Riding and a visit to Beneficial Designs in Minden.
Episode 611: TOIYABE CREST TRAIL
Kurt Gensheimer, who is known as “The Trail Whisperer,” takes Chris on a trek to sample the Toiyabe Crest Trail, a former Civilian Conservation Corps project from the 1930s that is being restored by Gensheimer and crew.
Episode 612: MOUNT ROSE AND PEAVINE PEAK
These landmarks of the Reno area offer much to enjoy. Chris learns some geology while summiting both mountains, on foot and off road, while Dave enjoys a Mount Rose waterfall and the mining history of Peavine.
Episode 613: BEST OF SEASON 6
Dave and Chris select their favorite moments from the Season 6 episodes.
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