Reno is a small city that is nestled at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Nevada. It is home to about .25 million people and is known as The Biggest Little City in the World. It was founded in the 1800’s during the gold rush with the majority of people living close to the Truckee River. Today Reno is known for it’s casinos (although it is no match to Las Vegas) as well as it’s many wonderful outdoor recreations.
Because Reno sits just at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains, it is subject to the rain shadow effect. Reno’s annual average rainfall is 6.5 inches with temperatures reaching 100 degrees in July and August creating a desert setting during the summer months. During the winter, however, the surrounding mountains receive several feet of snow, making it a wonderful winter wonderland.
Reno has grown over the past few years, reaching from the foot of the mountains to the foot of the Sierra Foothills. Unfortunately, this picture does not look as good as the original does on my computer, but you can see the airport in the middle and a few tall casinos. If we could see off to the left a little more you would be able to see downtown Reno where the most of the casinos stand.
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