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Great trip down Route 93 to Ely. Passed the "Loneliest Road in America", Route 50, but this has got to be a competitor. Except for spectacular geography, not much along this route, unless you have an ATV that can take you up the dirt roads into the foothills where there seems to be a lot of mines, most of them abandoned.
Ely is another 'left over" town, from the boon days of mining. All these towns have a dog-eared look to ...
... 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.
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 ...
... by the Goshute war parties and eventually they were both burn't down and the station keepers had been killed. But, the Pony Express riders kept on riding.
While riding thru the canyon the wild roses were in full bloom and the canyon smelled soooooo good. We were surprised by a rattlesnake on our way to the gravesites. Luckily he was just as afraid and went quickly in the opposite direction.
Our crews were patiently ...
... of dead straight road through the desert. Then you come to a mountain range, which you wind your way up and through. Then you have more miles and miles of dead straight road through the desert. Then you come to another mountain range. More straight road, more mountains. I lost count of how many there were. From Fallon to Austin is 110 miles. There are NO other towns in between. In saying that, it was one of the most amazing drives ...