Motel 6 Ely
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... that it has been tough for me not to venture off my highway and into one of the old abandoned cave mines. You know. Just to see... or maybe just for a good journal story. I won't though. I made someone make me make a promise not to.
Tonight, I chose to post lots of pictures. They are some of my favorites and hopefully show through my simple eye the grand and awesome beauty of this forgotten region. I hope you enjoy.
... on the "lonely road" called: Horns-A-Plenty-Antler-Art (see picture below). I checked out their website and they make amazing lighting and home accents with antlers! These beautiful pieces have been featured in commercials and movies too!
Ely is also known for a UFO crash nearby on August 14,1952:
... chewing tobacco when he was 13 and was able to quit by the time he was 20. He said it was the hardest thing he had ever done in his life. Talking for a few minutes gave me the break I needed to be ready for the next and final hill. The hill was extremely difficult but when I got over it I was able to coast about 10 miles and then ride about 7 more miles into Ely. Seeing the Ely city limits was such a relief. I rode a total of 97 miles ...
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 ...
... us in the small town of Cherry Creek. Then Lisa and I drove to Ely, gassed up and got supplies for the next leg of our trip. We drove thru some of my most favorite parts of Hiway 50. We got rained on thru the passes. When we arrived in Eureka we went to the fairgrounds and hosed the trailer down, preparing it for BLM LAND! BLM requested that we clean (pressure wash) our rigs after we leave BLM land and enter into another sector.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMotel 6 Ely
Nice motel, on the outskirts of Ely. Wooden floors! Yes! As with every motel, paper thin walls, but the neighbors were quiet. Friendly staff.
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