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2012-10-23 15:21:13

Purchase Protects Public Access to Thornburg Canyon Trail and the Headwaters of Carson River CARBONDALE, Colo., Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Thornburg Canyon Trail travels over eight miles point to point from Blue Lakes Road at 9,000 feet to the quaint mountain town of Markleeville, CA at 5,500 feet. Along the way, trail users are dazzled by panoramic views of the Mokelumne Wilderness in the Carson Pass and Hope Valley areas, and pass through old growth forest and wet...

2012-06-19 10:22:12

Purchase Protects Public Access to Thornburg Canyon Trail and the Headwaters of Carson River CARBONDALE, Colo., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Thornburg Canyon Trail travels over eight miles point to point from Blue Lakes Road at 9,000 feet to the quaint mountain town of Markleeville, CA at 5,500 feet. Along the way, trail users are dazzled by panoramic views of the Mokelumne Wilderness in the Carson Pass and Hope Valley areas, and pass through old growth forest and wet...

2008-08-26 06:00:33

By Margo Bartlett Pesek Stripped of roofs, windows and doors, stark adobe ruins remain of buildings that once comprised Nevada's first military installation. Strife between native Paiutes and white settlers in 1860 resulted in the establishment of Fort Churchill east of Carson City. Now preserved as Fort Churchill State Historic Park, the outpost saw nearly a decade of active use during turbulent times. Fort Churchill lies about 390 miles from Las Vegas. Southern Nevadans traveling north...