The Ruby Mountains of Northeastern Nevada are little known jewels. Topped by Ruby Dome at 11,387 ft, they are some of the most heavily glaciated mountains in the Great Basin. Myriads of wild flowers cover steep slopes. Over 30 lakes occupy glacial tarns.
This Visitors Guide is a good companion to any visit to the Rubies, telling of the history, geology, types of trees, flowers, birds and mammals the visitor will encounter. It describes some of the most accessible spots and some of the most inaccessible canyons.
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.