Last weekend, instead of doing traditional Mother’s Day things, my family and I headed downtown to the Truckee River to watch some kayakers. The Reno River Festival has been around for 11 years and features world-class kayakers in a variety of competitions on the water. The event has struggled in the past and the weather here isn’t always predictable but this day was perfect. The skies were blue, the air was warm and the crowds were just right.
One of the best things about Nevada is that there are tons of mountain trails into the vast open spaces. This is a glimpse of one of the trails from my house into the woods. I love the ATV tracks in the dirt. It is interesting how much the desert changes when you get to the mountains–by far, the best part of having an ATV is being able to get to these places.
Sometimes, it is a lot of work to get out to the middle of nowhere but the reward is always an incredible view. This is Mount Rose from way back in the Virginia Range between Virginia City and Fernley. Way out in the boondocks.
The weather pretended to be spring-like here for a few days and I am getting a touch of the fever for warmer days.
There is a ranch in Washoe Valley between Reno and Carson City, Nevada, that has little lambs and their mommies in the fields every spring. These photos are from last spring, but I am already looking forward to seeing them again this year.