Travel Blogs from Great Basin National Park, United States

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Lehman Caves, Great Basin National Park, United States travel blog

Lehman Caves

A travel blog entry by evotech

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This morning we took a tour of Lehman Caves at Great Basin National Park. I have to admit that I was a little less than excited about this but the kids were psyched. Wow, was I wrong. This was better than anything Walt Disney could have thought up. It was ...

Dust Storms, Fossils, and Stars, Great Basin National Park, United States travel blog

Dust Storms, Fossils, and Stars

A travel blog entry by evotech

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This morning we said good bye to Moab, Utah. We hit the road bright and early and headed for Great Basin National Park. En route we decided to stop and do an afternoon activity. A while back we had seen a show on the Travel Channel called "Cash and ...

A visit to Great Basin National Park, Great Basin National Park, United States travel blog

A visit to Great Basin National Park

A travel blog entry by drfumblefinger

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... So part of the experience of visiting this park is the journey through the vast Great Basin desert to get there. Great Basin National Park lies in eastern Nevada and protects 77,000 acres of the South Snake Range near Utah.  Created in ...

Caves and more Rain, Great Basin National Park, United States travel blog

Caves and more Rain

A travel blog entry by brett_and_fi

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Our next stop on the way to Tahoe was the Great Basin National Park. This park was literally in the middle of nowhere (although a perfect midway point). As the rain continued we decided the best option would be to check out the Lehman Caves. This marble ...

Lehman Caves + Pole Canyon, Great Basin National Park, United States travel blog

Lehman Caves + Pole Canyon

A travel blog entry by tmarooch

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... the Bay Area who was just coming back from running a 50-mile ultra marathon in the mountains of Colorado. Insane! We visited the Park's visitor's center and then went up to the cave visitor's center to get tickets for the tour.  We hung about a bit, ...

The Oldest Trees in the World, Great Basin National Park, United States travel blog

The Oldest Trees in the World

A travel blog entry by incajac

... Nevada. We entered Pacific Time as we crossed the Utah-Nevada border, and at 3:30 Pacific Time we arrived at the ranger station in Great Basin National Park. We then drove up to 10,000ft. on Wheeler Peak and hiked to the base of a glacier - one of the ...

2nd Day at Great Basin NP, Great Basin National Park, United States travel blog

2nd Day at Great Basin NP

A travel blog entry by leesneed

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... , and Oregon. These basins all have no outlet to the sea thus any water that falls stays there or sinks into underground aquifers. Great Basin NP contains most of the Snake Mountain Range and Baker, the little town we are staying in, is in the Snake ...

Great Basin National Park Day 1, Great Basin National Park, United States travel blog

Great Basin National Park Day 1

A travel blog entry by marigold9

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This day will bring us to a new adventure.  I discovered Great Basin National Park when I was printing a map of the southwestern national parks.  After some quick research, I decided to add it to this trip. To gain perspective:  ...

Great Basin National Park Day 2, Great Basin National Park, United States travel blog

Great Basin National Park Day 2

A travel blog entry by marigold9

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Day trip into Great Basin National Park Now that we had sorted out the info from the Visitors Center, we had developed a plan.  Our main goal was to get scenic pictures and maybe do a little hiking if the trails were open.   The ...

Trek America Tour Day 3, Great Basin National Park, United States travel blog

Trek America Tour Day 3

A travel blog entry by manda2010

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... this Inn, so it was really cool to be there. Just as the sun was about to set we arrived at our destination - the Great Basin. I was on the cooking team tonight and I commented that I don’t think I’d ever be cooking with such a beautiful view ...

Which is better: great or grand?, Great Basin National Park, United States travel blog

Which is better: great or grand?

A travel blog entry by kegibson

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... we're too scared to go offroad. Stop in the visitor's center and MrG is immediately taken with the geology - the Great Basin is huge - a series of basin ranging across the west. The boys begin their Junior Ranger workbooks, learning about local animals ...

Wheeler Peak, Great Basin National Park, United States travel blog

Wheeler Peak

A travel blog entry by tmarooch

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... exposed, and thinner air. I am nervously excited as we reach the trailhead and meet Our pal Monty on his way down.  He has great things to say about the hike and my excitement begins to build. The first part of the hike is through forest. We get in ...

Back to the National Parks, Great Basin National Park, United States travel blog

Back to the National Parks

A travel blog entry by ronniebrown713

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... over the last 7 weeks. Anyway, it was a slow morning to get moving, but once on the road we set our sights on Great Basin National Park, just over an hour southeast of Ely, NV.  Much like the Sierra Nevadas had appeared in the distance as we headed ...

Oct 26, 2013, Great Basin National Park, United States travel blog

Oct 26, 2013

A travel blog entry by richmeyer1

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First day at Great Basin, Great Basin National Park, United States travel blog

First day at Great Basin

A travel blog entry by leesneed

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... , etc. were.  Stopped by the first GBNP Visitor Center here in Baker - Ranger not particularly helpful, on to the VC in the park.  Found that the Wheeler Peak trail is snowed in for the last part.  There are a few others up around the ...

Day 19: Loneliest Road, Great Basin National Park, United States travel blog

Day 19: Loneliest Road

A travel blog entry by splencner

... was an amazingly tall mountain, which I later found out was Mount Wheeler, a 13,000 foot megalith in the middle if Great Basin National Park. We entered the park near Baker, minutes away from the Utah border. We decided 400 miles was enough and that $12 ...

Glacier Day, Great Basin National Park, United States travel blog

Glacier Day

A travel blog entry by ronniebrown713

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... back up the mountain (no cell coverage since before Lake Tahoe, a dead computer battery, and no internet/wifi coverage within the park had us feeling seriously off the grid, in spite of the relatively short 4-day time span). A perfect weather night at ...

First stop, Great Basin National Park, United States travel blog

First stop

A travel blog entry by leiris

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... much was closed due to all the snow on the ground, and the snow that continued to fall out of the sky. The park is actually not in the great basin, but overlooks it from the mountain-side. The tallest peak, and the one that I wanted, but was unable, to ...

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