Wheeler Peak 2017

Wheeler Peak is the second-highest point in Nevada. Some will argue that it counts as the highest peak because Boundary Peak's prominence isn't enough to qualify it as an actual mountain. I don't really care. The trip to Boundary Peak the week prior to this was set up largely because we already had this trip on the calendar. Chad was looking to

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Boundary Peak 2017

Way back in 2015, back when I figured I should be doing as many badass things as humanly possible to get myself ready to do more badass things, I got together with a small group of people to climb Boundary Peak. It was challenging, and maybe almost broke me. Which is fine. It's what I was looking for. Since then, I have decided that I should be

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Craft breweries getting jammed by distributors

Let's talk about beer for a bit. I like it and drink it regularly. I particularly like beer that comes from small breweries. If the breweries are not small, that's only because they have very recently built their business from pretty close to nothing by making good, quality beers that fit with what people are now calling "craft beers." Nevada has

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Hiking Cross Peak

Cross Peak is a short little hike in west Reno that you can do in an hour or so. The peak itself overlooks Caughlin Ranch and has a bit of a steep final section, but not too much for someone who gets out on a trail every now and then. The peak itself isn't named on any maps that I could find, but gets its name from the iron memorial at the top

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How many again?

I was driving south on I-580 the other day and saw a sticker on the back window of a car. I didn't get a picture because I was driving and I don't do that. The sticker read, "ZERO F★CKS GIVEN." Exactly like that, with the star and everything. I didn't think much of it at the time because that's totally a thing everyone says now, right? There are

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I'm no fan of Adam Laxalt. I think he's a cynical and harmful participant in Nevada's government. So, with that in mind, you should understand that my initial thoughts about this article are such: What kind of person are you that when you call someone to have a conversation, that person thinks it might be a good idea to record that

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This hasn't ever really been a political issue before now. I know that there are some weird hippie liberals who avoid vaccinations, but with Trump giving these wackjob science deniers (weird that he would welcome someone denying science) an audience, the Republicans can now sleep easy knowing they will own this for a while.

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This crap has to go on all accounts. There's plenty to be upset about with this administration filled with demagogues and assholes whose goal is to rip off the public, so why invent garbage to throw all legitimate criticism into question? There is no reason. Let's stop sharing this crap and call it out when we see it. Here's a bit of shorthand I

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Bias versus facts

It’s so easy to fall into a trap about media bias when discussing news and how it works with friends or people you just feel like arguing with. I tend to do it all the time, despite my own personal insistence to stick to facts as the basis for my arguments instead of going to the opinion well. Where this has gotten really, really dumb is in the

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This is a nice and easy read. If you genuinely care to know why the march happened yesterday, start with this. I wasn't able to make the march. I was home sick all week and decided not to go out on what should have been the last day of recovery. My wife and daughter both went.

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