Larry Hyslop lives in Elko, Nevada, where he contributes the “Nature Notes” weekly column to the Elko Daily Free Press. He travels extensively around the West, visiting national Parks.
Larry has written nature descriptions covering the landscapes of national parks, along with guides to the Ruby Mountains and Elko area. He worked with Charles Greenhaw to develop guides to the California Trail through Northeastern Nevada.
The California Trail through Battle Mountain was a hotbed of Indian-emigrant altercations and battles. The emigrants’ livestock had worn out and their food supplies were low. Here, they clashed with desperate Western Shoshone who had lost their food supplies and life style.
Follow the California Trail past trail intersections with the Secret Pass Trail, Hastings Cutoff and Greenhorn Cutoff. The trail meanders along a growing Humboldt River through the narrow confines of Carlin Canyon. Follow the end of the Hasting’s Cutoff from Overland Pass, having finally bypassed the Ruby Mountains, to finally emerge into the Humboldt River Valley.
From the Parting of the Ways, where the Oregon and California Trails separated, this book follows the California-bound wagon trains. It describes sites such as the City of Rocks, Record Bluff, Goose Creek, Thousand Springs Valley, Humboldt Wells, and the Humboldt River.
This book follows two historically important trails, the Hastings Cutoff and the Overland Trail, through the lush Ruby Valley of Nevada. Historian Charles Greenhaw describes the vivid history of this valley shadowed by 11,000-foot peaks of the Ruby Mountains. It is a valley once visited by such western notables as John Fremont, Kit Carson, Lansford Hastings, George Donner and Samuel Clements.
In Elko County, sagebrush is always within view if merely in one’s peripheral vision. The sagebrush landscape is a beautiful but harsh landscape, a land little known and less understood. It is also a landscape in trouble. Over 500,000 acres of ground burned in 2007 and one million acres in 2006. Nevada has seen six bad fire seasons since 1999, burning an average of one million acres each year.
Beeplants and Whiptails delves beneath the surface beauty of Zion National Park to describe natural communities of birds, plants, reptiles, and mammals. It is a book for people who love this red rock country and enjoy a good story.
This Book Offers:
-- sketches of plants, animals and geological processes.
-- descriptions of popular hikes and favorite park locations.
-- well-written stories using carefully researched scientific backgrounds.
-- descriptions of relationships between plants, animals and this unique landscape
The Ruby Mountains are snow-capped jewels. These jagged, heavily-glaciated mountains carry blankets of alpine flowers. Roaring streams drain more than 30 lakes and ponds. The Ruby Mountains offer seasonal spectacles, including spring’s waterfalls, summer’s wild flowers, fall’s aspen yellows and winter’s deep snows.
Read about the plants, animals and geology of these majestic mountains. Disc