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Monday July 14, 2014
This morning we awoke at 5:30 to prepare for an early departure at 6:45, the campground was resurfacing their roadways and if we did not leave by 7:00 AM we would be trapped inside the campground until 7:00 PM; it was therefore necessary for us to leave by 7:00 AM. We stopped for a breakfast meal in a Walmart parking lot before proceeding eastward. Traveling east on ...
... to Battle Mountain and established a townsite
to serve the Battle Mountain copper and gold mining district.
In 1874, the Nevada Legislature overrode the governor's veto and approved a railroad from Austin to ...
... realized it was just part of controlled burning land maintenance. We passed over an area that was once part of the pioneers Oregon Trail. It is unbelievable that wagons, cattle and people crossed this terrain. A gorgeous afternoon and early evening ride drops in Idaho Falls. Shower, a little Red Sox and good night John Boy! Sara was ready for the pillow two hours ...
More tarmac today.
The TAT through Nevada is hundreds of miles on mainly straight dirt trails. To be honest it isnt very interesting but it is just challenging.
The tarmac allows time to look at the scenery and think.
It's beauty come from its size and desolation. The Great Basin is an area 50% bigger than Germany ...
... ended in 3 pink flamingos. Unfortunately I couldn't really stop be cause at 75mph and no road shoulders to speak of you take your life in your hands pulling over! Even the tree of Utah has a limited stopping area.
Completed in 1986 its part of the Utah state collection of fine art and is the only thing on a salt plain that goes for miles.
A bit further up the road is the world famous Bonneville International Speedway. The main event is ...