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Everyone at the Ballpark

Everyone at the Ballpark

If you were at the Reno Aces final home game of 2016, zoom in and find yourself in this gigapixel panorama.

Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

The fact that Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge exists at all is somewhat of a miracle, as the entire area was destined to be a subdivision in 1980. The savior of Ash Meadows was the Devils Hole pupfish.

Salton Sea Mud Volcanoes

Salton Sea Mud Volcanoes

These two square miles of gurgling and burping mud volcanoes are not actually volcanic in origin. They are created by carbon dioxide bubbling up through a muddy slurry.

Pacific Southwest Railway Museum

Pacific Southwest Railway Museum

Campo, California is not on the road to anywhere. Therefore you are not likely to just happen upon this rural museum. But if you care about the history of American railroads, it’s a must-see destination.

Sacatone Overlook

Sacatone Overlook

This gigapixel panorama shows the “Seven Sisters” trestles of the former San Diego and Arizona Railway as the line snakes its way through Carrizo Gorge.

Font’s Point Overlook of the Borrego Badlands

Font’s Point Overlook of the Borrego Badlands

Here four million years of the earth’s history is dramatically expressed. Font’s Point is one of the best places in North America to note the passing of geological time. Explore two gigapixel panoramas.

American Flat Mill

American Flat Mill

The ruins of the United Comstock Merger Mill at American Flat were demolished in late 2014. The virtual-reality tour of this vanished corner of Comstock history was photographed from August to December of 2014.

The Serpent Mother

The Serpent Mother

The Serpent Mother is a 168′ long evocation of a skeletal serpent coiled around her egg in a monstrous but maternal gesture.

Clear Creek Trail

Clear Creek Trail

The Clear Creek Trail is about 10.5 miles one way, with gentle gradients ideal for both hiking and mountain biking. It takes nearly 15 miles to gain the 1,150 ft in altitude of its high point at 6,200 ft.

Lagomarsino

Lagomarsino

Lagomarsino Canyon, one of only eight Nevada rock art sites honored on the National Register of Historic Places, is a quarter mile long. It consists of 2229 rock art panels, some created as long as 10,000 years ago.

The Impossible Railroad

The Impossible Railroad

The rugged peaks and forbidding desert temperatures of the Laguna Mountains were to be conquered by John D. Spreckels when he built what was to be called “The Impossible Railroad.”

Gold Hill Depot

Gold Hill Depot

The Gold Hill Depot of the V&T Railroad was completed in September 1869. The station served passengers and freight, and was also a telegraph station. In 1938 the locomotive Reno pulled the last V&T train out of Virginia City and Gold Hill.

A Remnant of the Old Lincoln Highway

A Remnant of the Old Lincoln Highway

Dedicated October 31, 1913, the Lincoln Highway spanned America from New York’s Times Square City to Lincoln Park in San Francisco. This quarter-mile section of pavement is intact, but abandoned.

Salvation Mountain

Salvation Mountain

At the age of 36 Leonard Knight experienced a spiritual awakening that settled upon him with the message that “God is Love.” For the last three decades of his life, Salvation Mountain was a passion designed to bring this message to the world.

The Lava Beds; Elephant Head Rock

The Lava Beds; Elephant Head Rock

In May of 2013 we drove 2.5 hours from Reno toward the Black Rock Desert and then began a 7-mile hike up about 1,000 feet to the top of this spectacularly scenic granite plateau misnamed “The Lava Beds.”

1873 Wooden Box Flume

1873 Wooden Box Flume

Water was first brought to the Comstock by natural springs and wells nearby. Usually, however, by autumn the water supply became insufficient. An audacious solution was proposed: to bring water from the ample snow-melt sources high up in the Sierras across the Washoe Valley.

Old Virginia City Jewish Cemetery

Old Virginia City Jewish Cemetery

During the height of the Comstock, this cemetery served the burial needs for Virginia City’s thriving Jewish community. When the city’s population began to shrink, the cemeteries, including the Hebrew cemetery, fell into disrepair.

The Great Reno Balloon Race

The Great Reno Balloon Race

The Great Reno Balloon Race is the largest hot air ballooning event in the country with no admission charge for entry to the lift-off field, where spectators can mingle freely with the balloon pilots and crews.

Soldier Meadows Hot Springs

Soldier Meadows Hot Springs

The hillsides west of Soldier Meadows Ranch rise up gently to the Applegate emigrant trail up through High Rock Canyon. Along the way there are several hot spring features that must’ve been a welcome respite for the emigrants in their wagon trains.

Truckee River Bike Path

Truckee River Bike Path

The Truckee River Bike Path runs for 12 miles through downtown Reno to the eastern end of Sparks. Explore 27 spots along the trail in virtual reality.

The Virginia City Coach

The Virginia City Coach

Once the rolling home of eccentric writers Lucius Beebe and his partner Charles Clegg, the Virginia City railcar began its life in 1928 as the Pullman car Crystal Peak.

Bucket of Blood

Bucket of Blood

The Bucket of Blood, with its live music, authentic bar, and elaborate decor, is frequently voted the best rural saloon in Nevada. It is an excellent example of a business founded in the 1930s that evolved in response to growing tourism.

Sunrise on Wheeler Peak

Sunrise on Wheeler Peak

At 13,063 feet in elevation, Wheeler Peak is the second highest mountain in the state. Located within Great Basin National Park, Wheeler is a part of the Snake Range, near the Utah border.

Sand Springs Pony Express

Sand Springs Pony Express

The ruins of the Sand Springs Pony Express Station are located just south of the Sand Mountain Recreation Area, 20 miles east of Fallon.

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