Thinking back on my seven years living in Reno, it’s easy to spin up a mental list of dozens of unique outdoor experiences that have grabbed my imagination and sparked a bit of intellectual curiosity. For instance, at Crystal Peak in Dog Valley you can gaze out over a breathtaking landscape while standing on a literal mountain of quartz. I once poked around in an old diatomite pit mine near Fallon and after my eyes recovered from the mesmerizingly pure white wall, I was able to find several plant and fish fossils in the ancient rock (and collected some of the dust for insect killing purposes in my garden). I’ve hiked the well-worn trails at both Davis and Galena creeks so many times that I s
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We're the worker bees found in that little office in Idlewild Park across from the California Building. We are grant writers, program developers, student educators, trail guides, AmeriCorps members, and above all, park lovers! Feel free to stop in our office with questions, concerns, ideas, or simply to say hello. You will get many hellos in return!