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.

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