Nice story.

Willis waxes technical with regard to the bird-burner.

I’ll take people over birds any day, but these large solar projects only result in net harm. These huge projects harm people as well as the environment. We must stand opposed.

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Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach

“Where the Walker runs down to the Carson Valley plains,
There lived a maiden, Darcy Farrow was her name.
The daughter of old Dundee and a fair one was she,
The sweetest flower that bloomed on the range.”

Traveling often reminds me how many places I know only through songs. I’ve made a (poor) living as a musician at various times in the past, and that’s a few lines from a song by Ian and Sylvia that I’ve sung many times. But it wasn’t until today that I’d ever seen either the Walker River or the Carson Valley. They are both lovely … at least in the late summer. I’m not making any claims about what it’s like during the winter, but then I’m a tropical boy, so what do I know.

When you come south from Lake Tahoe, you come first to Topaz Lake…

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