Ruby Mountains Are Nevada’s Gem

Amid isolated cowboy country, the rugged Rubies are so wet and verdant, it’s easy to forget you’re in the Sagebrush State.

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An April hike in the Rubies proves challenging. All photos: Camille Cusumano
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Pine Lodge, Lemoille, Nevada, flaunts its taxidermy, a mountain goat in this case.
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The Rubies against desert sky bedazzle.
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Island Lake, Ruby Mountains
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My cabin, Jaz Ranch, and the Lemoille’s city park with footbridge
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Scenes from Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge
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Little Church of the Crossroads, Lemoille

Author(ity) in/on San Francisco. Novel, essay, memoir. Teaches tango. Travel, outdoors, culture. Former editor at VIA Mag.

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