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Sep 10, 2017 - Battle Mountain NV

A new phenomenon over I-80. Bridges that have no roads around them. Turns out they are for critters to cross the highway safely. With the close interaction of the Nevada Department of Wildlife, the wildlife overpass walkways are covered with earth and native vegetation to replicate the natural environment and encourage crossing by deer and other animals. Deer fencing is installed on both sides to help direct animals to cross at the overpass, avoiding potential traffic collisions. We also passed the Kennecott smokestack, the Bonneville Salt...

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The Summer of 2017

May 31, 2017 - Too Many Miles

What a long day this has been. It started off well, as I tested out the Keurig and had wonderful success. It turns out all I needed to do was manually push the K-cup down into the holder to puncture the bottom of the cup before closing the lid. Otherwise there is too much pressure (yes, due to the altitude) for the brewer to puncture it properly. Problem solved and I sure did enjoy my steaming cup of coffee before leaving the park. It is quite beautiful leaving Estes Park, whether heading toward Boulder or toward Loveland (as I did today)....

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Sep 6, 2013 - Nevada

We finally escaped the Oregon vortex and headed to Nevada. Haven't had cell service for a while and may not when you look at the map. Had to get on an interstate for a while and then dropped down on 305 below Battle Mtn. Found a campsite about 4 miles off the main road and saw a great sunset. The next morning we drove on to hwy 50 "the loneliest road in the US". Stopped in to look at the Hickison petroglyph site. After making about a 2 mile hike from the trailhead and seeing nothing, we went back to the campground area and the petroglyphs...

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Jun 12, 2012 - Shoshone Falls, ID

#62 6/12/2012 We had to get our last look at the Snake River this morning. We found the Shoshone Falls, said the be the Niagara Falls of the West. It is also a spot where Evil Knievel attempted to jump the Snake River in his sky cycle on 8 Sep 1974. There is only a dirt ramp there now, but you really can't see it because it is on private property. Anyway, the falls are 212 feet to the canyon floor, 50 feet higher than Niagara Falls. It was absolutely stunning to visit and very humbling. The pictures can't really do it justice. If you ever...

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Jun 30, 2011 - The BM stands for Battle Mountain

We extended a day in Reno because the day we were supposed to leave was windy and rainy. We don't drive in bad weather if we can help it, so we made a couple of calls to change the reservation in Salt Lake City and extend in Reno, and we were here another day. We did some errands and went back to the Grand Sierra Casino, played for several hours, had a lot of fun, and still walked out with more money than we walked in with. That's my kind of gambling. Thursday we took off for the Nevada wildernes across Interstate 80. The road was pretty...

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Two Hams in a Can

Oct 4, 2010 - On the Road Again

As the title suggests, we are on the road again. We left Redding under cloudy skies. As we crossed over the northernmost section of the Sierras we had to climb from 500 ft to 5500 ft on our way through Susanville. For the first day of travel, we are following our tracks from this Spring when we came up this way. We stayed at Bordertown in Nevada for our first night. Just like old times, we drove through fog, rain, hail and wind. On hwy 395 there were several cars off the road where a micro burst had dropped 4 inches of hail onto the road....

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NG2

Jun 8, 2008 - Battle Mountain

When I asked my fellow bikers who commercialized the song 'BACK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN' the consensus was Aerosmith...I thank them for my theme today. I have never had more inquiries...in a positive light...as to how is your A__? My reply...I am happy to report..."in good shape thank you"! Hello cycle, my old friend....and Three Muskateers cheered my return. OK, enough of that. A delightful 57 mile journey on an almost empty I80 (it was Sunday). Desert vistas were serene and unexpectedly green. Surprisingly cool for June. We departed with the...

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"Retirement" Journey



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