Welcome to RN&R’s 2017 Winter Guide
Thanks for grabbing a copy of our annual Winter Guide. I can’t believe that as I’m writing this, the first day of winter is only about a week away. To be honest, though, I’m already counting the days until spring. Winter’s really not my thing. But I know lots of local folks love it, and I do really enjoy this little guide, which is full of fun things you can do—outdoors and in—during the next few months. Here’s what we’ve got for you.
On page 14, there’s a story from writer and photographer Shaun Hunter about winter photography. He also took the photo on the cover. If you’ve ever wanted to take your camera into the great outdoors to get great snowy shots, I recommend giving this story a read.
If, like me, you’re not a big fan of the cold, check out Bailey Mecey’s story on page 17. He put together a guide to some of the ways you can stay active this winter without freezing your butt off. If you’r a fan of the cold, check out the ski resort directory on page 16.
And over on page 15, you can read a Q&A I did with Kathy Oakes of the Lahontan Audubon Society about its annual Christmas Bird Count—a citizen science initiative that’s happened every winter in the Truckee Meadows since 1963.
I hope your holidays are wonderful and warm. Stay safe out there!
RN&R Special Projects Editor