Reno's slogan, "the biggest little city in the world", seems fitting. The freeway system works well to move people around with relative ease and the surface streets never seemed too congested (barring road construction) compared to what we are used to in Southern California.
The downtown Riverwalk is pretty and thriving as is the funky, fun and tasty revival of the MidTown District. There's plenty of hiking both in town and within a short drive to keep us happy, though the heavy snow pack this year kept us close to town. Hans even played pickleball at a couple of locations during our stay.
We hiked (and played pickleball) at Hidden Valley Regional Park a couple of times. Great views and the possibility of running into "wild" horses made this a favorite.
|Looking towards Tahoe from Hidden Valley Regional Park.|
|We love coming over a hill and seeing wild horses!|
|They hung out, very relaxed as we made our way around them and continued up the canyon.|
|When we came back down the canyon they hadn't moved far and a few were napping.|
See Hans on the right?
|We move on and they couldn't care less!|
|Rose Mountain from Whites Creek Trail.|
|Dry Pond is not so dry this year!|
Rose Mountain on the right, Rose Mt Ski area on the left.
The Peavine Trails are not the prettiest trails, but they provide an excellent workout and expansive views.
|N for Nevada seen from Evans Canyon Trail.|
|Another day at Hidden Valley a different group of horses is resting in the wash with a great view of downtown Reno and Babbitt Peak in California.|
|Riverwalk along the Truckee River.|
|I've posted a photo of this before, love this art!|
It was at Burning Man some years ago.
|The flow through downtown Reno has been engineered for rapids, there is a kayaker in the center.|
|We noticed many businesses in the area had sand bags ready to go just in case.|
The river has covered the viewing platform below Hans.
|Revision Brewing grand opening...good IPA's and live music!|
There are several breweries in Reno and we only managed to try one, the grand opening of Revision Brewing, a tasty IPA focused venture. We also had an excellent healthy lunch at Great Full Gardens in Midtown District. We'll see if we can try a few more places when we stop back through here in the fall.
On previous visits we have stayed at Grand Sierra Resort at their no frills RV park connected to the casino where we really enjoyed using the pool and the river trail adjacent to the RV park. This visit we stayed at Sparks Marina RV Park.
Sparks Marina RV Park is neat and tidy with close together sites and fake grass at every site. There's a nice two mile walk around the adjacent Sparks Marina Lake and Park and a short walk to the Sparks Outlet Center which also has a gigantic Scheels sporting goods store. It was an okay place to stay.
Next stop: Graeagle, CA