Saturday, December 9, 2023



Editor: Rural Nevada is among my favorite places

By Chuck Woodbury

Cathedral Gorge

One of my favorite places to visit in America is rural Nevada. Of those millions and millions of acres, those in the state’s Silver Trails region have always been my most favorite. I first explored the area several decades ago and have returned a dozen times since.

As you will see in this video, Nevada is not just Las Vegas and then a huge barren desert. That is such a misconception. What I have always loved about rural Nevada and especially the Silver Trails area (which includes a small slice of California around Death Valley) is the beauty, the wide open spaces, and the wonderful, well-preserved ghost towns to explore away from the crowds.

Nevada Silver Trails is running a small advertising program with us, and that was how I came upon this video. If you have never explored this area, I urge you to do so. There are plenty of places to camp including vast expanses of public lands (the federal government owns 84.9 percent of the state’s land). After watching this video you may not need much convincing to visit. Learn more at the area’s website.


Chuck Woodbury
Chuck Woodbury
I'm the founder and publisher of I've been a writer and publisher for most of my adult life, and spent a total of at least a half-dozen years of that time traveling the USA and Canada in a motorhome.



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Dean R Hastings (@guest_30529)
5 years ago

Hi Chuck, I was thinking of your old paper, “Out West”, that you used to send to my mom. She would have loved to see this blog and knowing you were still at it. I just found this website and being an RVer I will be reading it regularly. Tell Judy and Ross hi for me. I still have a picture of you pitching and Judy batting in the street around 1957 or so. Take care, Dean Hastings

rvgrandma (@guest_29214)
5 years ago

When we workamped in Pahrump back in 2008 Nevada tourism had DVDs out for different routes through the state. We would put the dvd in and it would tell the story of each area. We no longer have them – gave them to others. In 2013 when working in Fernley found out they no longer have them. So sad. Was a great way to travel and learn of the areas as you go through/stop at the towns.

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