Members of…


…USA Climbing were busy over the weekend preparing for the USA Climbing Youth National Championships being held at the Reno Sparks Convention Center July 13-18. The 2021 USA Climbing Youth National Championships will consist of all 3 disciplines – Bouldering, Lead and Speed – for Youth C, B, A, and Junior categories. The Championships will be run across two fantastic facilities with the Reno-Sparks Convention Center and Mesa Rim Reno hosting the next generation of climbing talent. Continue reading Members of…

One Fisherman who shouldn’t be


Got a little angry with this guy after he caught what looked like a medium sized Rainbow Trout. I could tell he was having problems, not only handling the slippery fella, but removing the hook. I always thought that “catch and release” meant using barbless hooks. But evidently this guy skipped that class. I could see the blood around it’s gills as he released it. And he seemed perplexed as to why the trout wouldn’t swim away. Instead floated away, upside down. I yelled for him to grab it and at least take it home to eat. But he instead … Continue reading One Fisherman who shouldn’t be

The River Festival is back, almost…


The annual River Festival was in full swing this weekend, after a year off due to the pandemic. The festival usually features kayaking competitions, but once again, the river’s flow is too low due to the drought. But the music, food, and beer was flowing non-stop. The festival, which is normally free to attend, was, for the first time ever, a paid event. Even though there wasn’t any kayaking competitions, there were plenty of water craft floating along the river. Continue reading The River Festival is back, almost…

Kayaker in Distress


With the river flow rate at a low point, few kayakers have ventured out on the water. This young fella appeared to be in distress when his kayak would not right itself. You can see in his face the desperation he experienced while struggling to get back upright. He nearly lost his vessel if not for his companion who retrieved it. In the end, only his pride was hurt. Continue reading Kayaker in Distress