They call Reno “America’s Adventure Place,” and there really are a ton of recreational opportunities in this Nevada city. Mountains typically end in a peak but can also be flat. For those of us who would never in our wildest imaginings ride a bike off a sky-high mountain peak and then parachute to earth, I can heartily recommend the documentary Mountain, where such feats are standard.

At Barlow Pass, you’ll see mountain peaks on either side of you and a stream running alongside that make for a gorgeous setting and a feeling that you’re in another world. Thirty of the world’s highest mountains are in the Himalaya. Mountains can be interpreted based on their shape as well as their abundance or lack of greenery or animals.

This mountain range is blessed with conical peaks, steep slopes and deep valleys. Some critics, though, claim that production increases – fueled by foreign investors – have led to Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee being no better than other premium Caribbean coffees.

In folded mountains, the tectonic plates slam together, forming the peaks and valleys we see in many famous mountain ranges, such as the Himalayas, the Andes, and the Swiss Alps. Another common danger for mountain climbers is that of avalanches. Some climb the foothills of Peavine Peak on the northern boundaries of the city, while others climb the canyons and flats of Northwest Reno, the Steamboat Ditch, and South Reno.

They perceive mountains where there are no mountains, but frequently a great peak appears no larger than a rat-trap. Two international Thinking Mountains Conferences, in 2012 and 2015, brought together scholars, community members and land managers from across Canada and the world.