Trails made easy

In case you need a reminder as to what all this environmental-protection fuss is all about, go take a hike. A new website makes it a lot easier to do that. The comprehensive www.nvtrailmaps.com covers trails throughout Nevada. Just click on the county where you want to go exploring, then select the activity you want to do—hiking/running, cross country skiing, pack and saddle, mountain biking, etc. The site will find a trail to suit your interests—even the appropriate places for ATVs, motorcycles and snowmobiles. The site also provides a long list of vitals, such as trail length, elevation, whether you should put a leash on your dog, any possible fees for the trail and directions on how to get there. Every trail is also accompanied by a topo map, which you can print from home and stick in your backpack.