Category: North West

Carson City

Since statehood in 1864, Carson City has functioned as the state capital. Originally part of and the county seat for Ormsby County. In 1969, the county and city were merged into a single independent city. Originally a stop over for California bound emigrants, the city flourished with the discover of Silver in the nearby Comstock […]

T’s Mesquite Rotisserie

Sometimes the best things to do in Nevada are activities but enjoying the culture and cuisine. While visiting Lake Tahoe and enjoying the many activities from hiking, boating, parasailing, fishing and more you will likely work up an appetite. You could settle for fast food or another nationwide chain restaurant or you do as the […]

Virginia City

Virginia City, the county seat of Storey County, Nevada, sprang up as a boomtown in 1859 with the discovery of the Comstock Lode. The Comstock Lode was the first major silver deposit discovery in the United States, and it eventually produced silver and gold ore valued at hundreds of thousands of dollars. The city’s population […]

Washoe Valley Jumbo Grade

Both motorized and non-motorized use near Washoe Lake in Reno. Large OHV Staging area with off-loading ramps. One vault toilet. No garbage services or water. The trail is a 14 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Washoe Valley, Nevada that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of […]

Wilson Canyon

Motorized and non-motorized area along the West Walker River. Vault toilet on site. Day use and camping. Wilson Canyon is a gorge cut by the Walker River through a series of volcanic cliffs. The canyon is located 13 miles west of Yerington, along Nevada State Route 208. It is managed by the U.S. Bureau of […]

The Gold Hill Depot

By the late 1860s, it had become apparent to Comstock mine owners that a more efficient means to transport ore from the mines to the mills along the Carson River (as far as 15 miles away) was needed. The Virginia & Truckee Railroad (V&T) was built under the direction of William Sharon, manager of the […]

Chollar Mine Office/Mansion

The Chollar mansion was built between 1861 and 1863 as the head office of the Chollar Mine and the residence of the mine superintendent. The building was designed by N. J. Colman in an Italianate style, and constructed by H. S. Hill. It was discovered in 1870 that the building was sinking due to the […]