Sugarloaf Mountain Motel & Market
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... rocks. There are reds, browns, oranges, purples, all highlighted by the almost flourescent green of moss covering the rocks. It is beautiful and quite frankly awe-inspiring, and the thought strikes me that if this was in the UK, it would be a very famous tourist attraction bringing hundreds of visitors per day, but in Iceland, land of incredible spectacles, it is merely an optional side trip on a hike.
After eating some dinner (super noodles yet ...
... on after a break. Beside, the next part of the trail is mostly downhill.
Its actually more tiring than it looks for the first hour after lunch as the trail continuously dips up and down crossing crevaces in the valley floor. Eventually this section is left behind and after a while a stunning vista emerges, looking down to site of the next campsite next to Altavatn lake, far below. The lake lies in an area studded with ridges and pyramidal hills, all in ...
... and the original train yard. I even saw some wild Mustangs, however I was unable to get their pictures because of the trees getting in the way. Which was too bad because I tried to get one of both of the horsed rearing up together. Back at the depot we caught a taxi (glorified golf cart) back up to the main street. I got off as soon as we got to the street and Dave decided to go back to the Silver Queen. We parted ways. I walked up ...
... didn’t go that way.
Onward, since we were making good time and our GPS indicated we could make Virginia City before 5pm. I called the Silver Queen Hotel and asked if we could extend our stay by one more night, tonight.
So here we are in a haunted hotel that was on Ghost Adventure 3 times. Wonder if we’ll get any uninvited guest in our room tonight.
When we got out of the car ...
... with guard rails to prevent cars from dropping down about 500 feet. You know it's steep when you’re looking at the tops of 100 foot trees. There were many turnouts for slow cars to pull over and one viewpoint that was a spectacular view of Reno and the valley floor between Reno and Carson City to the south. It was a drive worth the view that we don’t want to do again.
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