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Moon Nevada

Eighth Edition, May 2011
Pages: 440

Price: $19.99 USD
ISBN: 9781598807578

Price: $9.99 USD
ISBN: 9781598809435

Journalist Scott Smith brings detailed knowledge of his adopted home state to the table in Moon Nevada, with information on everything from Vegas’ neon-studded attractions to the Native American petroglyphs of the Great Basin. Smith spotlights a great list of original travel strategies, including On the Treasure Trail, Nevada Outdoors, and Nevada’s Past, and gives comprehensive coverage of recreation activities in Tahoe and serene nature retreats located just outside the hubbub of Sin City. From Reno’s Bucket of Blood Saloon to Humboldt Valley’s sprawling Black Rock Desert, Moon Nevada gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

What’s inside Moon Nevada

Enjoy the very best of Nevada with these itineraries:
    • Lost Vegas Weekend
    • Skiing in Tahoe
    • Great Nevada Road Trip
    • Burning Man
    • Time Travel
    • The Loneliest Road
    • Small-Town Charm
Explore what Nevada has to offer.

Recommendations for the top sights, recreation, entertainment, hotels, and food in:

    • Reno
    • Las Vegas including Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and Laughlin
    • Lake Tahoe and Vicinity including The South Shore and Stateline, The North Shore, Virginia City, Carson City and Vicinity, and Carson Valley
    • Humboldt Valley including Pyramid Lake, Black Rock Desert, Lovelock, Fallon, Winnemucca, Battle Mountain, Elko, The Ruby Mountains, Wells, Wendover
    • The Great Basin including Ely, Great Basin National Park, Cathedral Gorge and Vicinity, Caliente, The Toiyabe and Toquima Ranges, Tonopah and Vicinity, Hawthorne and Vicinity

Originally from Indiana, Scott Smith has lived in Nevada for 20-plus years, making him—by Las Vegas standards—a native. He earned his journalism degree from Ball State University, and an MBA at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Scott enjoys exploring his adopted home state with his wife and four sons. His favorite Nevada memories include battling gale-force winds to keep the family tent anchored near Sunnyside and digging two toddlers out of knee-deep muck along the shores of Lake Mead.

During his travels, Scott seeks out the unexpected—and enjoys finding evidence that contradicts most people’s stereotypes about Nevada. He has written about a selfless pioneer’s heroic trek to save his friends in the Nevada desert; the flourishing arts scene in “vacuous” Las Vegas; and the state’s brief embrace of Progressive values in the early 1900s that saw it outlaw gambling and liquor. A frequent contributor to Nevada magazine, Smith’s writing has also appeared in American History and WildWest.