Thursday, June 6, 2019

Wildfire season is upon us. Fires are already burning down western Washington, and the fires in California last year were the deadliest and most destructive in the state’s recorded history. Last year’s Camp Fire was declared a national emergency near the end of 2018. I...

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

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...

Hiking is the best way to have an adventure close to home, but after moving my home from New York to Reno, I was unsure of the hiking adventures I could have out here. So I collected a list of some of my Reno-raised co-workers favorite hiking trails and hotspots and te...

Monday, August 31, 2015

I grew up in the eastern deciduous forests and cornfields of northeast Ohio, lived in a 1000-acre nature preserve in southwest Ohio, adventured on the trails, discovered the flora and fauna, and enjoyed everything the east had to offer. Now, here I am, freshly moved to...

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