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’s American Discovery Trail. The ultra-run can be completed at any time during the 2016 Hiking Season. Vehicle support is strongly recommended. 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
Horseback: Samantha and Sage will once again hit the trail, demonstrating the amazing attributes of Mustangs and to encourage Mustang Adoption, on their 2nd Nevada Discovery Ride traveling over 1,100 miles around Nevada. Follow her progress at http://www.NevadaDiscoveryRide.com
Cycling: The Comstock EPIC is a self-supported, border-to-border, cross-Nevada, individual time trial mountain bike race following a similar format as the Tour Divide, Arizona Trail, and Colorado Trail Races. Anyone can complete the route at any time during the 2015 riding season. For more info: http://www.transnevadatrail.com/comstock-epic-race/ On May 26th, 2015, Blake Bockius finished with the fastest time of 3 days, 6 Hours, and 29 Minutes.