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Good Energy In, Good Energy Out

Check out these businesses that went green to lower their impact.
By Annie Flanzraich
It’s hard to feel good having fun while enjoying the natural beauty of the Reno/Tahoe region when you start thinking about how your actions may impact the environment. Luckily, there are many businesses in the area that are either powered by renewable energy or are trying to lower their ecological impact.

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Gold Pass Quest Fall Photo Credit Ben Arnst

Autumn Getaways in Reno/Tahoe

Escape to these nearby areas for a fun-filled fall.
By Natasha Bourlin
Summer went by in a flurry of activity, and now, as the fall colors emerge and winter looms, you’re pining for a getaway. There are plenty of easy, entertaining and relaxing autumn sojourns to explore right here in the Reno/Tahoe region that require no lengthy travel times, and often offer some good shoulder season deals. We’ve put together some sample activity-based itineraries for you here, now it’s time to point yourself in any direction and make an adventure of it.

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Sierra Safely

TRAVEL SAFELY, ADVENTURE GREATLY

Mask up, physically distance and enjoy the area like a local

– Carson Valley and South Lake Tahoe collaboratively are welcoming visitors to the region with a travel safely, adventure greatly message. Under the cooperative marketing umbrella of the #SierraSafely campaign, the goal of the program is focused on tourism recovery for Douglas County while restoring confidence among visitors and locals in the region.

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On the Incline Trail

WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL TRAIL

Riding or walking the Tahoe East Shore Trail is a majestic experience!
 By Heidi Bethel 

If Tahoe can claim “America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride,” the annual bicycle event around the Lake, then surely the recently completed Tahoe East Shore Trail, from Incline Village to Sand Harbor is “The World’s Most Beautiful Trail.” Opened in 2019, this spectacular path, available to both bikes and walkers, offers breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe, and is an unforgettable experience for visitors and locals alike.

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Jewelry by Denise Jenkins

All that Sparkles in Reno/Tahoe

By Annie Flanzraich

Nevada may be known as the Silver State. Still, along with all those precious minerals, there are also precious stones hiding in its austere earth.

“Most of the gemstones are agates and jaspers and turquoise,” says Webb Varnum of The Reno Gem and Mineral Society. “All of them can be found in Northern Nevada.” renorockhounds.com

Varnum, a geologist and a graduate of the University of Nevada Reno’s Mackay School of Mining, has spent his life rockhounding through the west coast, including California, Utah, Arizona, Nevada and Mexico. In addition to agates, jasper and turquoise, he also highlighted some less common stones, including dark red garnets from Ely, crystal beryl from Pershing County, and smooth dumortierite. Nevada’s state precious gemstone, the Black Fire Opal, comes from the Virgin Valley in Northern Nevada. It’s the only place in North America where the stone can be found in any significant quantity.

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Pickled to Perfection

By Heidi Bethel

I should start by telling you that at the very moment I’m writing this story, I’m 35 weeks pregnant with our second son. And, boy does he love the salty, dill crunch of the almighty pickle. When the craving hits, there are several spots in the Sierra that offer their delicious take on the dilly classic. From fried to house made, here are the best places offering piquant goodness:

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Make it Maroon – Fall Shopping in Reno/Tahoe

Fall into fall fashion with this trendy shade!
By Ashley Polan
The leaves are changing and the temperature dropping which means one thing … fall is here!  It’s time to say goodbye to shorts and sandals and start shopping for sweaters and booties. Fall is the most exciting season in fashion and one color seems to be taking the stage this season — maroon! Anyone can rock this eye-catching color in just about every piece – from cozy sweaters and blouses to scarves and hats.  Match this fierce red shade with black, grey, white, cream, navy, camel, or go bold and rock it head to toe!

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