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Fall hiking: Where to walk, trek and scramble across Nevada right now


Right now, it’s almost perfect outside: not too hot, not too cold.

That means lots of us are out there hiking the hundreds of trails you can find almost anywhere, north and south, in Nevada.

But where and what are the best trails? At higher elevations, the weather can change quickly: what should hikers be prepared for?

Heidi Kyser is the managing editor at Nevada Public Radio and writes the hiking column for our city regional magazine, Desert Companion. She’s hiked trails all around this state and beyond.

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Guests: Sierra Freeman, ambassador, Women Who Explore Las Vegas; Mike White, author of multiple hiking books, including 50 of the Best Strolls, Walks, and Hikes Around Reno

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Desert Companion welcomed Heidi Kyser as staff writer in January 2014. In 2018, she was promoted to senior writer and producer, working for both DC and State of Nevada. She produced KNPR’s first podcast, the Edward R. Murrow Regional Award-winning Native Nevada, in 2020. The following year, she returned her focus full-time to Desert Companion, becoming Deputy Editor, which meant she was next in line to take over when longtime editor Andrew Kiraly left in July 2022.
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