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Sep 18, 2014 - Great Basin National Park

After leaving Ely this morning we made an unplanned stop at Great Basin National Park. It’s a beautiful park on the slope of Wheelers Peak in the South Snake Range. There’s a picturesque drive up the mountain with beautiful vistas of the basin. We also took a two mile tour of Lehman Cave which was beautiful but creepy, the passages were narrow and low. The ceilings were much lower than any other cave I’ve been in but it had many beautiful features, it claims to be one of the most “decorated”. We’re dry camping in Lower Lehman campground by...

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Aug 31, 2014 - Great Basin NP

We are not often surprised anymore, but we certainly were by Great Basin NP. It is a National Park and not that far away so we decided to check it out on our 4 days off. The drive thru the desert to get there was desolate but starkly beautiful. The Park, especially the high country alpine part, was very special indeed, enough so that we both agreed that it was worth a return trip, probably in the spring. We had a great time!! Pictures to follow.

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Jun 30, 2014 - Day 26 Baker

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Jun 16, 2012 - Baker, NV - Beautiful Drive on a Lonely Road

(Ron Writing) This morning we filled-up the truck's gas tank before leaving Eureka since some web research indicated the station there had a much lower price than those in towns further down the road. We continued east on US-50 and it continued to be just as “lonely” as it was yesterday. This drive across Nevada on US-50 has really been a pleasant surprise. In most places it’s much different than we envisioned and the scenery is beautiful. In fact today we learned that Nevada is the most mountainous state in the USA – we would never have...

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Jun 2, 2012 - Great Basin National Park

Great Basin National Park June 2, 2012 We drove over to Sand Mtn to see if there was any early morning activity. Not much going on so by mid morning we had packed up, loaded up and headed for Nevada. We turned south on Hwy 6 where we picked up Highway 50 in Delta, UT. Hwy 50 was called "The Loneliest Road In America." by Life magazine some 25 years ago. Although it is very lightly populated, from an historical point of view, hwy 50 has much going for it. Check out this link for information. http://byways.org/explore/byways/2033/ Most...

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Sep 12, 2009 - Great Basin NP

We moved 58 miles from Ely to Baker early the morning of September 10th. Baker is a small community, located 5 miles south of US 50 near the Nevada border with Utah and at the entry to Great Basin National Park. Originally we had planned to visit Great Basin from our base of operations at the Ely KOA. However, looking through some Nevada tourist literature, we discovered Whispering Elms RV Park in Baker with full service hookups and Wi-Fi. Clearly it would be much more convenient, and much less expensive, to visit Great Basin and spend a...

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Pacific Coast 2009

Jun 13, 2009 - Day 45 Baker, NEV. Camp

today, day 45, (june 13) we drove from salina, ut to the baker, nev (not california) where we had lunch and coffee at their "starbucks" the electrolux resturant/coffee house - with the weather, as usual, not so hot, we decided to visit the great basin, NP tomorrow. we returned to the borderline camp on the border of UT/NEV - it was a split casino/bar/resturant/camp one side is 1 hour different, one side in utah the other in nevada. - we travelled on what is called the loneliest road in america HWY 50. our routes today were: hwy50 - I-15 -...

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Apr 14, 2009 - Great Basin National Park, NV

Today's big decision was to choose between potentially meeting our end by being attacked by a mountain lion, but at least knowing we went out while doing something we loved - or, for sure living longer but potentially ending up in a nursing home. Sooooo .... we chose the hike and actually saw the mountain lion prints and scat - but thank goodness - not the lion. Was a really pretty uphill hike with sporatic snow drifts through a canyon in the Great Basin. The Great Basin encompasses much of the southwest and basically drains internally....

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Apr 13, 2009 - Across Utah

Today we're headed to Great Basin National Park just inside the Nevada state line. Then it's on to Death Valley National Park in California - so we may be out of cell phone touch for a few days. I'm sending this update to see if the "sending update" aspect of this program works. Also to add some pics of our Habitat cohorts - Joan and Marc Adler - where we spent 2 days in their driveway in Glenwood Springs, CO. Was great to catch up with them. Glenwood Springs is a neat little valley town on the western end of I-70 with a huge heated hot...

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Sep 24, 2008 - Baker, NV

We spent out last few days relaxing and today drove all the way through Utah. We went through a really scenic area between Green River and Salina. Since a lot was uphill (I think this RV slows down now just seeing a hill ahead), we got a good look at it.

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Alaska '09

Oct 21, 2007 - Moab,UT To Great Basin N.P., NV

October 21, 2007: 347 miles, Moab, UT, To Great Basin National Park, Nevada. Packed up and left Canyon Lands RV Park/Moab via 191 north to Interstate 70 West. This was a day of lonely roads and beautiful wide open vistas! Stopped in Green River (UT) for a lunch of fairly good Mexican scrambled eggs with home made tortillas. This is another of the many dying towns we have seen on this trip. Many empty, rundown buildings and closed businesses. We read some tourist brochures about the area while eating. This is where we first heard of The...

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Aug 19, 2007 - Great Basin National Park

Great Basin National Park is very remote, and much more beautiful than my pictures show it to be. I had planned to spend several more days there, but found out this morning that the gas part of my refrigerator no longer works. Since there are no hookups at National Park campgrounds I was kind of hanging out there without a refrigerator and a refrigerator full of food. Baker, NV is not a place to get anything repaired so I packed up and headed west toward Carson City where I'm now located at a full hookup campground. Fortunately the...

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