We were on the road early this morning, we drove about 250 miles to Tonopah, Nevada. We are about three miles north of the town at a nice RV Park with pull through sites for only $25 a night. The price includes awesome Wi-Fi and cable TV with full hookups too.
We enjoyed our beautiful drive through the desert, our highlight was driving the 11 miles along Lake Walker. The snow-capped mountains made the drive much more beautiful than the last time we drove it. Walker Lake and the Sportsman's Beach Recreation Site is located in Mineral County, Nevada. This lake is a rare perennial lake of the Great Basin and is important for a variety of resident and migratory wildlife species.
We saw signs showing the different camping areas along the beach, the prices are very low because they do not have any hookups. It would be a perfect place to boondock and watch all the birds on the lake. The area around the lake has long been inhabited by the Paiute. Beginning in the mid-19th century the introduction of agriculture upstream of Walker Lake has resulted in the water from the Walker River and its tributaries being diverted for irrigation. These diversions have resulted in a severe drop in the level of the lake. What a shame to see such a beautiful lake losing its water.
After passing the lake we drove through a lot of tiny towns. I am adding pictures from a few of them. It is nice to be back on the road again. We will be visiting the nearby town of Tonopah tomorrow, check back later for more from Nevada.