Northern Nevada, The Truckee River and Fall

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX 4000

 

My favorite time of the year......driving between Fernley and Reno/Sparks the Truckee River follows I-80. When Fall arrives, you can't help but look at the trees turning colors for the 38 +/- miles. 

Today was such a wonderful day.  It was Sunday, the First day of November and a balmy 70 degrees.  I grabbed both of my cameras and told my husband I would be gone for about 2 hours.

Trying to get down the river is challenging.  Almost all of the scenic spots are private roads leading to private homes.  The best I could do was pull off by the bridge in Painted Rock.  I was not disappointed, it was beautiful, scenic and no one around.

The Truckee River is 116 miles long, and at Painted Rock the elevation is 4163'.  Painted Rock is 6.4 miles west of Fernley.

The Truckee River has been abused and there is currently a 9 year $20 million restoration project taking place.  The work is taking the damaged and degraded river system and reshaping it into a sanctuary for birds and wildlife as well as a vital resource to the community.

Home to Lahontan Cutthroat Trout, cui-ui (endangered), Northern Leopard Frog, Western Pond Turtle and many birds. The river is also important for recreational activities and tourism.

Today, it was just the Truckee River in all it's beauty flowing by as I snapped photos from the bridge. Oh yes, a Red Tail Hawk screeched as he flew over my head.

 

 

 Visit Northern Nevada, better yet MOVE HERE!  YOU WILL LOVE IT!

 

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Sandra Mathewson

CRS ABR GRI SFR CDPE

RE/MAX 4000 Inc.

call or text (970) 261-1686

I am Sandra Mathewson, a full-time Realtor working both as a listing agent and a buyer's agent. I love using the internet to meet people and keep in touch with friends and clients. I write this blog to show you why Grand Junction, Fruita, Palisade and surrounding real estate is truly something to be desired.

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Ruth Vogt
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I'm from Hawthorne and have to say this makes me a bit homesick!

Nov 01, 2009 02:16 PM #1
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Ruth,

I imagine you might be.  But you have Mt. Grant and we don't!

Regards,

Sandra

Nov 01, 2009 02:28 PM #2
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Gary Coles (International Referrals)
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Sandra,  I missed your post earlier and now that I see it, Iam really enjoying the photos.  I've always thought the Truckee was a pretty river and your photos are great.  Thanks for sharing.

Nov 17, 2009 02:24 PM #3
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I'm glad you enjoyed the photos, I love to take pictures and Northern Nevada sure has the spots!

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