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While walking along the mountains, there are great views of the Carson Valley and the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. (Photo: Kyler Klix/Nevada Appeal?

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Geologic history and waterfalls in Genoa

The Sierra Nevada dates back approximately 40 million years, according to a Stanford study. It took all those years for water to form marvelous canyons, and they offer some of the best hiking on the eastern side of the mountains.


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