"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood... And sorry I could not travel both. I took the one less traveled by. And that has made all the difference." --Robert Frost

Sunday, July 28, 2019

A Little Time back in Carson City - NV

Carson City, Nevada
Washoe Lake County Park

It was a shorter trip up to South Dakota and back but we enjoyed every bit of it.  We are just a few miles from California but when traveling this way we stop to see our soon-to-be daughter-in-law's father.
Since it was getting hot we decided instead of staying at Washoe Lake State Park where there is no electricity (as of 10/2019 there is now electric sites) we'd stay on the other side of the lake up in the pines where the temperature is cooler.
Washoe Lake County Park is really nice but the internet is very spotty here.  We found a site mid-week that we could fit in with decent cell and the best view!
 Overlooking the lake in the distance.
 We just stayed a few days but I got some nice hikes in.
 Hurley and I headed out early to beat the heat and hiked the Ophir Creek Trail.  It's a moderate 7 mile trip.
 I got a kick out of this Poop Fairy sign.
Then on to more serious stuff.
We started out by the creek and Hurley soaked up some nice cold creek water to start things out.
This trail winds up the mountain, around and then back down.  No flat stuff.  We found a few geocaches hidden along the way too.
 The scent of the pines in the heat is one of my favorite smells!
There was plenty of shade about 2/3's of the way.
Once we got to the top we could see the slide across the river.  I'd hoped we would be able to access it so Hurley could splash around and cool off, but it was too steep and too far down.
Once we came around the peak we were mostly in full sun and it really got hot.  I felt bad for Hurley.  It was a long hike for him in high elevation.

 By now we were taking lots of breaks in the shade so he could rest.
 What a happy boy once we got back down and he could cool off in the creek again!
Our last evening we met up in Carson City with Sebastian (center) and his oldest, best friend, Noel.  We had a great dinner and drinks after. We sure love our new, extended family!
We always have a great time!  Looking forward to Brennan and Alex's wedding next May!
It was a great visit.  Now we'll hide at one of our favorite spots for a couple of weeks and chill before Ryan and Diana's wedding next month.


  1. Looks like a nice place to call home for a time, one day we'll get to explore NV.

    1. This is such a pretty area not far from Lake Tahoe, surrounded by beautiful mountains!

  2. Looks like a great spot. I also love the smell of pine trees.

  3. What an awesome campsite, Deb. Love the Hurley videos. He’s cracks me up. :)

    1. Nice spot and cooler when staying across the valley at the state park lake is too hot (although some spots have electric now).


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