Friday, July 10, 2009

Friday, July 10, 2009

Another day, another adventure.

Started riding my bike to San Rafael Park, and then up McCarran Parkway to the East Keystone Canyon Trailhead. There's also a West Keystone Canyon Trailhead, but this location is mostly for off-road vehicles rather than bikes.

This shot is looking back to the parking lot at the trail head. There's a porta-potty at the trail head, and the parking lot is linear rather than circular.

I stayed on the wide track up the center of Keystone Canyon. There was a single track that branched off to the right, but it went back to San Rafael Park. There was also a single track that branched off to the left. I'm not sure where that trail went. The main trail was very easy to follow and not a difficult trail at all. Soon, you could see the power lines that lead all the way to Releigh Heights Park.

This looks up the canyon. The sky was nice and blue. It was warm in the morning, but not too bad.

The trail is a nice trail ... good for someone like me that is not as experienced as most when it comes to Mountain Biking!

I took a short break in some shade near this part of the trail.

This is up near the top, looking back towards the radio towers.

I ended the ride at the top of the canyon, near where I hiked yesterday at Releigh Heights. I wish I had gone the other direction (down hill vs. up hill). Oh well! Still a great day of riding!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

I'm still in Reno, Nevada, waiting to get dispatched to a forest fire. It's been pretty quite, and a little boring!
Today, I rode my bike to Releigh Hights Park, not too far from the condo, and went for a nice hike up Peavine Peak. Didn't make it all the way to the top, but it was a great place to hike. Mostly fire roads criss-cross this area. It was a little difficult knowing which road to take to get to the top. The views back to town and back to the condo were great.

I found this scorpion near where I stopped to take a break.

This is from the high point on my hike, looking back towards the condo and North Valley Regional Park.

I left my bike by the three water towers at the end of Wellington, otherwise known as Releigh Heights.

This shows Peavine Peak, 6,600 ft elevation to the NW of Reno.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Went for a nice bike ride near the condo here in Reno. There's a large park near the condo, and behind the park is a small pile of rocks to climb. This shot shows Lemmon Valley:

This shot is looking towards the North Valley Regional Park and our Condo is just on the other side of it. In the background, you can see 395 that runs North of Reno. It's about 6 miles to downtown on Hwy 395.

Later, I found some great flowers to snap some shots of:

I'm still having a little trouble getting shots from my camera to my phone. I did buy a 4 gig micro-chip that I can transfer directly from my camera to my phone, but it turns out that most pictures on my camera are t00 big for my phone to process. I can view them, but if I try to send them or use my phone to post here to blogspot, it just doesn't work. I still have to get on a computer, like I'm doing right now.

By the way, if you are trying to send me mail, the best way to do it is to send mail to my Post Office Box in Sisters. The full address is:

Stephen Fosdick, P.O. Box 1596, Sisters, Oregon 97759

I have someone checking my mail about every two weeks and sending it to me where ever I might be. I'm expecting to receive a bundle of mail tomorrow. Of course, if you just want to send me a text or e-mail, those go straight to my phone so I get them right away.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Thursday, July 2, 2009

The sunsets here in Reno have been amazing. I was on a short bike ride near our condo, when I stopped to snap this shot.

It's been warm here, but not too warm to take a nice bike ride.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Went to a nice concert in a park by the river in Reno. Richie Havens played his guitar and sang songs.

In the background, there was an awesome sunset behind the stage:

It was a nice evening for a concert. I'm guessing about 3,000 people came to hear him sing.
The weather has been great here in Reno, but everyone is getting bored and it will be good to be out in the field working.