Sierra Adventure Guide


About this Guide

If you live in the Truckee Meadows/Lake Tahoe area, outdoor recreation and adventure are probably some of the reasons you choose to make this your home. If you’re a visitor, those may also be part of why you’re here. We’re blessed with an abundance of year-round adventure possibilities (hence the Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitor’s Authority’s label, “America’s Adventure Place”). We couldn’t imagine covering everything our little region within the Sierra Nevada has to offer within these pages. But we hope to give you a glimpse of some exciting activities, along with resources so you can find out more. So go ahead and explore!

About the cover

In March of this year we solicited photos from RN&R readers in hopes of getting a few we could use in our Sierra Adventure Guide. As an incentive, we offered to publish the winners and give the Grand Prize Winner VIP passes to the Nevada Land Conservancy’s showing of the Banff Mountain Film Festival in early April. The main image you see on the cover was submitted by Reno’s Robert Payne, who shot this spectacular photo above Emerald Bay in Lake Tahoe. Other cover photos are courtesy of the Nevada Commission on Tourism.

Cyber Adventure
Want to experience some Sierra adventure from your home or office? Check out these websites:

10 Adventure Questions
Local adventure enthusiast and expert James Hedges answers some questions on a variety of topics related to adventuring.

The Evolutionary Nature of Adventure
A Call to Arms

Nevada Passage
TV Event Will Promote Nevada’s Adventure Attractions to 2 Million Viewers

Athletes Paired by Profession in ‘The Nevada Passage’ Made-for-TV Adventure Competition
Six-day event will conclude at Reno’s Whitewater Park

Biking doesn’t have to be a pain in the rear
Custom bike seats are affordable and make a world of difference

Climbing 101 Go climb a rock!
Thinking about rock climbing? REI’s James Hedges lends some expert opinion on the subject in this Q&A session.

Different Strokes for Different Folks

Sierra Nevada Ski Areas