Reno Man’s Hillside Apology To Lover Runs Out Of Steam
“WHAT does NA mean?” The letters are written on Peavine Mountain near the University of Nevada, Reno. The “N” has been there for a century. Fashioned from white rock, the “N” stands for the N in UNR. But the “A” is new?
Brent Wilbur explains: “I was trying to write ‘Tina’, the name of an old girlfriend I’d treated badly. I rented a truck, I bought a palette full of marking chalk, actually I bought all they had left, I had to perform experiments with the drop-spreader to see if it would form a 180-foot line and I had to find a road. chose a moonlit night on purpose so that no one would see me up there…I owe her a great many apologies for the way I treated her… I love her. I started with the ‘A’ but just ran out of steam.”
Should Brent continue his courtship of said Tina and ask her to marry, she can just point to the hill. “NA.” Shan’t.