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... 8 billion acres of sage brush and open prairie. Big cattle country, and two Indian reservations. Reminds us of stretches of the Baja Penninsula highway, where there's no gas stations for hundreds of miles, literally. Anyway, really enjoying the easy drive on the back roads, with no traffic, straight as a Mormon missionary, fascinating humungous ranches in the foothills, mining roads up to seemingly nowhere, etc.
Tomorrow will be even more remote.
When I left the salt flats I took a detour into Nevada so I could visit the state's only Nat. Park, Great Basin. It's actually a series of basins separated by mountain ranges. Definitely a park with highs and lows. The low is Lehman Caves, a wonderful system. So far, second only to Carlsbad. It is a single limestone cavern, only about a quarter-mile long, but almost every inch is decorated with all the standard ...
An hour after leaving Twin Falls, we crossed into Nevada, and into the Pacific Time Zone! Been quite a while since our watches were set on that!
Didn't expect this park to be much to look at, being smack dab in the middle of this ...
... rock area was our goal. Although we had a most interesting ride on the back roads of the county, we gave up after the roads got to rocky and overgrown. Somehow or another, we found ourselves driving a Pony Express trail from 1860-1861 for a while. I'm not sure anyone has gone down that road since then! The vista of afternoon rains across the valley and mountains was beautiful. It rained most of the night. Tomorrow we'll continue our trek ...
... br> We went into Ely on a rest day and had some welding done on my motorhome and the oil changed. It was a whopping $115.00. Found some nice weed free hay, did laundry and got groceries.
The day we left Schellbourne, I rode Duck miles (21) out to Egan Canyon and visited a small gravesite and then rode back to the little Shanty Town of Cherry Creek. Both, the Schell (Fort Schellbourne) station and the Egan Canyon Station were ...
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