Nevada High Points #79: Monte Cristo Mountains and Gabbs Valley Overland

Mount Anna 6908 ft (2106 m); 1755 ft gain 2021.02.12 It is once again ‘Second Friday’, time for an overland. Darren and I hit Highway 50 in the late morning, expecting the forecasted wind to catch up with us later in the day. A storm was forecast but from the

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Nevada High Points #76: Montezuma Range and Clayton Dunes Overland

Montezuma Peak 8373 ft (2552 m); Gain 1624 ft 2021.01.09 It was time for the initial ‘Second Friday’ excursion in 2021. Snow squalls had come and gone during the week, so our plan was to head south into the southern Great Basin so that the daytime temperatures would be somewhat

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Landscape Photography: Overland in Nevada’s Carson Sink

The Carson Sink is the terminal basin of the Carson River, draining from the Sierra into western Nevada. The sink is also, at times, the terminus of the Humboldt River; in years of high winter precipitation, the combined flows can result in an expansive, shallow lake in the typically barren

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