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    Truckee River coming into Verdi
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  • Truckee River viaduct
    Truckee River viaduct
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  • Truckee River
    Truckee River
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    by DSwede Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    North of Verdi is a place called Crystal Mountain. Some people also call it Peterson Mountain, so if you are asking for directions/information, you may need both names.

    Crystal Mountain has some of the best quartz crystal deposits found in the west. The entire mountain has claims, but some people will allow you access and dig with prior permission.

    I have dug on the mountain a few times myself. First time was for some quartz crystals that I needed for a school science project. The other times were merely to get out and get dirty.

    Mountain of Quartz

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    by DSwede Updated Mar 3, 2007

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    The viaduct served the logging industries, as well as limited agricultural irrigation to the nearby lower valleys.

    Today, the viaduct is still partially active, but has fallen into disrepair in many places.

    Particularly in the winter with the beautiful ice, does it become apparent that constant repairs and maintainence are required.

    Hiking along some of the old sections will step you back in time, as well as give you some breath taking scenery.

    Truckee River viaduct
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    by mcpangie Written Sep 12, 2004

    Well, this this peacock was people watching at the Gold Ranch Casino. That bird sat there craning its neck to see in for a few minutes while I was eating breakfast.

    Let Me In
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    by mcpangie Updated Feb 13, 2004

    Favorite thing: Truckee Trail - Last Crossing
    "Drove over a hill and came through a most beautiful pine forest to the [Truckee] river and crossed it for the last - 27th time, camped on the opposite side by a spring." - Joseph Curtis Buffum, Aug 7, 1849

    Fondest memory: This spot along the Truckee River is not Crystal Peak Park at the edge of Verdi, near their historical marker.

    Truckee River
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