July – August 2016

Issue Cover July – August 2016

What’s Inside

Odyssey Of A Ghost Town Explorer Part 4

ODYSSEY OF A GHOST TOWN EXPLORER FOURTH OF SIX-PART SERIES EXAMINES ABANDONED SETTLEMENTS OFF THE LONELIEST ROAD IN AMERICA. PART 4: THE ELK OF EBERHARDT BY ERIC CACHINERO I am of the deeply held belief that Rocky Mountain elk are among the most majestic and genuine creatures to walk the earth. I am also of the belief that words like majesti ... read more

Back-Road Bites

Back-Road Bites BY MEGG MUELLER There's one thing Nevada's lesser-traveled roads reveal: while there may be scenic views for days, there may not always be a place to eat. Some towns have just one restaurant with mercurial hours (think Austin), while others have none (sorry, Ione). Lest you be discouraged, there are plenty of cafes, bars, sal ... read more

Reno Adventure Park

HOW SHEER ADVENTURE SOARS Reno disc golf park blends beauty and altitude. BY JOHN DELELLO As I trot down the concrete runway, I plant my feet consciously and precisely, taking care not to tumble down ... read more

Thunderbird Lodge

  80 years of mystery and magic surround Lake Tahoe's famed estate. BY MEGG MUELLER If the Internet had been around in the 1930s, the legend of George Whittell Jr. would far outshine the scandal-plagued celebrities of to ... read more

Action Heroes Needed

UNLEASH YOUR INNER JASON BOURNE The mission for cinematic adventure is on in Las Vegas. BY CHRIS LEWIS Las Vegas built its reputation as the place to fulfill fantasies. Ever since Bugsy Siegel opened the Flamingo, the city has promised to transport us to somewhere else and maybe even transform us into someone else. In the past, most of those ... read more

Hiking the Tahoe Rim Trail

STORY AND PHOTOS BY PETER MIRES This summer, I’m checking off a significant entry from my bucket list: I’m hiking the Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT). Although experiencing the entire 165-mile trail that circumscribes the mountainous pe ... read more

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