Corner View: The Great Outdoors, Reno

Santa Cruz, CA just a 6 hr drive west from Reno

Reno has so much to offer when it comes to the outdoors. Where do I even begin?
How about my backyard, actually more like my front yard. Just north of our house is a really great regional park. There is the best dog park in town with acres of off leash running for the doggers.

Zucco living it up this summer
There is the arboretum for the tree lovers, the adventure park and playground for the kiddos, the duck pond where you can supposedly fish and the walking path that loops the whole shebang.
In my Mother’s Day post you saw all the hub-ub around the Truckee River. Another fantastic natural resource that is in the heart of the city. A little bit further from home we the world famous Lake Tahoe.
Chimney Beach, Lake Tahoe
One of the prettiest places I know.
Chimney Beach Lake Tahoe 4
“Chimney Beach” Lake Tahoe
There is skiing (downhill or Nordic) or snowboarding at any one of the resorts near Tahoe.
playing in the snow
Snowshoeing near Markleeville, CA.
As well as camping, hiking, rock climbing, and biking to boot.
Sand Mountain just outside of Fallon, NV
Sand Mountian, just outside of Fallon, NV. Photo courtesy of Daddy-O
We are really blessed to be in a hub of sorts here in Reno- 40 minutes will get you to the snow, the lake, the desert, the middle of nowhere.
dad and son and dog
Daddy-O, Cloe Girl and Gramps, Black Rock Desert, NV
I love this place.

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14 Comments Corner View: The Great Outdoors, Reno

  1. caitlin May 12, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Very very cool pictures. My parents just got back from Tahoe, and couldn’t stop raving about how beautiful it was. Now I want to go.

    Oh and that image of that dog is my absolute favorite. How is it that dogs actually look like they’re smiling at times?! I love it.

  2. kyndale May 13, 2009 at 4:34 am

    I am impressed with the list and photos. Being a native of the area, you summed it up nicely. I hope more people will look at your post and want to visit. I love this place too!

  3. Joyce May 13, 2009 at 4:38 am

    Yes I would have to agree you hav lots to do in your corner. I love the dog running shot and all of the rocks.

  4. MisterE May 13, 2009 at 5:06 am

    I love that there is so much to do in every direction. The dog in the open field really is the meaning of the great outdoors. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Ian May 13, 2009 at 10:34 am

    You are blessed with a great variety of scenery.

  6. Ritva May 13, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    seems like a nice place!
    i like camping a lot.
    thanks for sharing your corner!

  7. Cathy May 13, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    Thanks for the reminder of how very cool it is around here. Sometimes I love it, sometimes I hate it. Right now though, it’s just about perfect. Great pics.


  8. Kimmie May 13, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    Amazing! You have so much variety! I really really love the photo of the waves crashing around – it looks like a painting. Also – the dogger running in pure joy!

    (mine is on my second blog: “words…”)

  9. Kari May 13, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    So much in your corner.
    Love your pictures. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Francesca May 13, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    From skiing to motorcycling on sand dunes: not bad!

  11. MODsquad May 13, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    Love those photos by the water!! Beautiful! Happy DAy to you!

  12. Jeannette May 13, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    That´s one happy doggy! 😉
    And Reno looks stunning!
    Have a great day, Jeannette

  13. jane May 14, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    wow! it´s gorgeous there. thanks for this. hugs-jane


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