|Today's post covers a portion of Monday's drive from Fallon, through Austin & Eureka, eventually arriving in Ely. We traveled Hwy 50, known by many as the Loneliest Road in America. The Loneliest Road roughly parallels the Pony Express Trail, which goes from Silver Springs through Fallon. Remnants of the Pony Express Route are visible for much of the way.
And of course, your zipping along miles from nowhere and LOOK! On the north side of the road! It's a cottonwood tree with hundreds of pairs of shoes hanging in it! It's actually the second shoe tree at this location. The original Shoe Tree was murdered in the middle of the night by chain-saw-wielding thugs :( However, 2011 brought a new year, and a new Shoe Tree. So, we always stop to check it's progress & yes, it's doing quite well :)
Because I took so many pics I'm only going to post half of them today so check back tomorrow for the rest ok? I promise, I'll keep the narrative down to a minimum! Have a great day...