5610 Marlowe Drive
Carson City NV 89704 email@example.com
General Overview of Trail
Nevada is a state of extremes. It has the least rainfall of any state, one of the smallest populations, and twenty-eight north-south mountain ranges that wrinkle the floor of the Great Basin. Its mines have produced vast amounts of silver, gold, and copper. Most of its rivers drain into "sinks" without outlets where the water evaporates, leaving alkali mud flats and dry lakes. Yet, it is one of the most visited of the fifty states, thanks to Reno and Las Vegas.
The name Nevada comes from a Spanish word meaning "snow-clad," and it is appropriate since some of the state's highest peaks can receive up to 225 inches of snow annually. Commonly known as the Silver State, Nevada is also nicknamed the Sagebrush State. It is the fourteen mountain ranges and the wide sagebrush-covered valleys in between them that the traveler along the American Discovery Trail will come to know and remember best.
Detailed Trail Description
The trail in Nevada is composed of nine segments totalling 496 miles, largely on isolated, relatively unused dirt roads.
Utah State Line (Baker) to Preston — 87.4 miles
Preston to Duckwater — 45 miles
Duckwater to Moores Station — 55.5 miles
Moores Station to Pine Creek Campground — 43.9 miles
Pine Creek Campground to South Twin Campground — 36.2 miles
South Twin Campground to Ione — 43.7 miles
Ione to Middlegate — 40.7 miles
Middlegate to Virginia City — 98.9 miles
Virginia City to California Line — 44.6 miles
Hiking: The Cross-Nevada Ultra-Run Challenge is an individual time trial race across Nevada on the American Discovery Trail. Vehicle support is strongly recommended. This challenge can be completed at anytime during 2017. In 2011, Brian Stark set the fastest time of 11 days, 7 Hours, and 28 Minutes. See Brian’s record ultra-run video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7a5SHt94akY&feature=youtu.be
Cycle Race: The Comstock EPICis a self-supported, border-to-border, individual time trial mountain bike race. This race can be completed at anytime during 2017. On June 12th, 2016, Neil Beltchenko finished with the fastest time of 57 hours. For more info: http://www.transnevadatrail.com