Wild Nevada

In Wild Nevada, hosts Chris Orr and Dave Santina embark on two-day excursions in search of Nevada's hidden treasures and natural wonders. Along the way, they hike, bike or sightsee, taking short side trips to investigate scenic and historic attractions nearby. The pair visits Great Basin National Park's famous Lehman caves, treads upon Nevada's only glacier, hikes in Hells Bells Canyon, tours the ghost town of Metropolis and explores the Spruce Mountain mining district.

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Gold Butte

Episode #301 · On this trip we explore the rugged Gold Butte region in the Virgin Mountains. Gold Butte is in the southeast corner of Nevada, just west of the Nevada-Arizona border. We use Mesquite, NV, as the base and starting point of this trip. Joining us on this trip is our good friend and longtime guide, Alvin McLane.

Great Basin National Park

Episode #302 · This trip features Great Basin National Park. Located in the eastern Nevada, the park offers a variety of activities and experiences. Great Basin National Park encompasses the famous Lehman caves, bristlecone pine groves, camp-grounds, a multitude of hiking trails, 13 peaks above 11,000 feet and Nevada's one and only glacier.

Pahranagat Valley

Episode #303 · Pahranagat Valley is home to one of the riches rock art areas in the state of Nevada. On this trip, Alvin McLane joins us again as we explore a number of sites as well as a hike in Hells Bells Canyon and a side trip to Pahranagat Lake.

Fallon Adventures

Episode #304 · On this trip, we explore some of the natural wonders found in Churchill County. We use Fallon, Nevada, as the base for this adventure as we visit Soda Lake, the Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge, the Earthquake Faults and the Big Den waterfall.

Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge

Episode #305 · This trip takes hosts Dave and Alvin McLane north to the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge covers more than 570,000 acres of Nevada and acts as home to a variety of species. Stretching across most of the northwestern corner of the state, Sheldon attracts lovers of wildlife, hunters, and, since the early 20th Century, opal miners.

Wells Adventure

Episode #306 · Using Wells, NV as a base, we explore some of the scenic and historic attractions nearby. We begin with a walking tour of historic Wells. Then, we visit the ghost towns of Metropolis to the north. We stop at Angel Lake before visiting the Ruby Mountain Brewery. And we end out trip by exploring the Spruce Mountain Mining District with author Shawn Hall.

Blue Mass Scenic Area

Episode #307 · Alvin McLane joins Dave & Chris once again for a journey through White Pine County from Ely to the scenic Blue Mass area. This trip take us on the historic Lincoln Highway over Shellbourne Pass to Antelope Valley to the Tunnel Canyon Pictograph site and the remains of Tippet, Nevada. The crew then heads south into the Kern Mountains and the wonderful Blue Mass Scenic area.

Monitor Valley

Episode #308 · Joining Chris and Dave on this trip is Rich Moreno, publisher of Nevada Magazine. Their trip begins at the geographic center of the state and takes in the Hickison Petroglyph Area, Spencer's Hot Springs and the Toquima Cave Petroglyph site in the Smokey Valley area. They then head to Monitor Valley to visit the Miniature Grand Canyon and hike in McCann Canyon.