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American White Pelican




Pyramid Lake

Anaho Island on the left, Pyramid Rock right

Lizard seen at StillWater Wildlife Refuge

Yellow Headed BlackBird

Old Arch

New Arch

I am a bit behind with the blog due to lack of internet or slow internet.

Wed 3rd left Carson City and drove 1.5 hours to Fernley, nice campsite and handy to get to a few places we wanted to visit.

Thursday - we drove out to Pyramid Lake it is on Indian Reservation Land owned by the Paiute Indians. You can fish in the lake, there are Cutthroat Trout known as Cui-Cu Fish by the Indians they date back to pre-historic times and its the only place you can get them. We saw loads of American White Pelicans when in flight their under side of their wings are black, we got quite close to then on the beach. A rock called the Pyramid hence the name rises out of the water over 400ft, there is also an island in the lake Anaho Island closed to the public as the Pelicans nest there. We saw Tufu's in the lake which are formed by Hot Springs coming out of the lake, the lake is quite warm as there are still hot springs there today.We stopped off at the Paiute Visitors Centre where there were loads of artifacts from the indians, a Paiute Indian Lady was there and it was so interesting talking to her. The weather has not been too good since arriving in Fernley very overcast and rain, also had thunder storms and torrentail rain mostly at night.

Friday- Drove to Fallon about 27 miles from Fernley, it wasn't what we thought ( an old town) so then drove to StillWater Wildlife Refuge. Saw different birds and water birds, lizards etc, on the way back we saw the Yellow Headed Blackbird there were loads by the side of the road.

Saturday - Went to Reno, but it rained all day so a very quick look round and back home. There are 2 Arch's for Reno the Old & the New.

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