FROM NORTHERN NEVADA

July, 2017

Eric Jackson competes at the Reno Riverfestival held along the Truckee River in the center of town. (Scott Sady)

Eric Jackson competes at the Reno Riverfestival held along the Truckee River in the center of town. (Scott Sady)

RENO – ONE OF AMERICA’S 25 BEST TOWNS IN 2017

Outside Magazine tapped Reno as the “Best Low-Key Hideout.”

According to the magazine, “Reno is home to the world’s tallest ­climbing wall (164 feet, at BaseCamp, located at the Whitney Park Hotel), year-round desert mountain biking, a half-mile-long downtown whitewater-kayaking park, and the 55-degree chutes at Mount Rose, just 25 minutes uphill from the slot machines.

The up-and-coming Midtown neighborhood embodies the city’s changing vibe: tattoo parlors, record shops, and vintage-clothing haunts sit side by side with whiskey cocktails at Chapel Tavern, gumbo and cat­fish at the Mustard Seed, and elk burgers at Midtown Eats.”

Be sure to check out the video of Reno-area activities in the column to the right.