Didn't see a thread for this type of posting, figured Other is good enough...

I've been a bit of a desert rat since I was a kid, between my grandfather working for CalTrans as a heavy equipment operater.. always stationed in the desert and the 4wd craze of the 70's.. I've always liked the desert, and finally I'm in a position career wise to live where I want... so Reno won and we moved here a couple of years ago.

Took my wife out rock hounding once and she's been hooked on that big time, so our weekends these days are exploring ghost towns, rock hounding and off roading... often all three on the same trip.. I also have a metal detector and occasionally poke around with that.

Hoping to learn about more places and perhaps share some if we ever discover something maybe less well known.