Nevada (was Re: smart pistols and cameras)

From: James Rogers (
Date: Wed May 03 2000 - 12:17:20 MDT

On Wed, 03 May 2000, Michael S. Lorrey wrote:
> I'm getting to like Nevada more and more, and just wish that there was
> someplace in the state that remained relatively cool in the summer. My
> body just doesn't beleive in the old 'but its a dry heat' claim...

Northern Nevada (e.g. the greater Reno/Tahoe area) doesn't get that hot in
the summer. At my house, which is about 5,000 feet above sea level in the
hills near Reno, it rarely hits 100 degrees (F) in the summer; I don't need
my air conditioner. Most people find the environment to be quite
comfortable up here.

The dry heat really is much better. For one, you don't sweat, and as
long as you drink enough water, you don't feel hot. I've spent quite a
bit of time in the desert near Tucson, AZ when it's been 120 degrees in
the shade. Despite spending entire days doing moderate physical exercise
in the open sun under those conditions (and loaded down with gear), I have
always been quite comfortable, although I do consume copious amounts of
water. Northern Nevada is much cooler than this and the summers are
generally very mild.

One thing that I do find interesting about the Reno area is that IP
bandwidth is 10-20% cheaper than in Silicon Valley. The number of
providers is more limited, but PVCs or fiber access is actually
significantly cheaper, which is not what I would expect.

-James Rogers

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