We left Hickison Petroglyphs and headed for Great Basin National Park. We stopped at Commins Lake ..a little fishing lake outside of Ely, NV and had our bologna sandwich lunch..yummy! Then onto Great Basin. We headed for the campground that we always go to and lo and behold it was full! We've never had that happen in all the years we've been going there. They had already closed the upper Lehman camp so I guess that's what added to this. We headed for Baker Creek Campground near the visitor center. Never been there before but we really liked it! The site we had was pretty much hidden from the road so that was nice. Hung around camp and watched people come in, and had a nice night.
|The view from our campsite..looking at Utah.|
|Rhodes cabin at the visitor center|
|Looking from the visitor center|
|All across NV our state flower the sagebrush is in vibrant bloom!|
The next morning after breakfast I made some sandwiches and we headed up the mountain to Wheeler Peak..aspens were changing, not in full color yet but still gorgeous! We took a walk around the campground there and then headed down the road a bit to a lunch spot..beautiful! Visited the visitor center but not Lehman Caves as we had been there before and I'd rather go again when we have the grandkids with us. Had another nice night and just enjoyed.
|Not as vibrant through the windshield|
|Looking at Wheeler Peak|
|The campground at 10, 400 foot|
|Along the Wheeler Peak Drive..so beautiful|
Friday morning we left about 1030 and decided to drive an hour or so to Cave Lake State Park. We were there last year and there is a really nice campground and lake. So we ran to Ely first to stock up on some groceries and then had lunch on the way to the lake. Got a beautiful spot and took a walk to the lake. Again, a really nice night, pretty cool but beautiful stars. Having a fire made all the difference in being able to sit outside.
|Saw this beauty in Ely..a Polaris Slingshot...|
|On the way to Cave Lake..like a mini Devil's Tower|
|The view from our campground|
|NV Highway 50..gotta love the traffic!|
** This is an update that I wrote yesterday and somehow it disappeared. WE left Cave Lake and headed for Bob Scott NFS Campground outside Austin, NV. We got there in time for lunch and it was hot so we thought, let's go home. We pulled off outside Sand Mountain NV just to watch the ATV's on the mountain and then decided to pull in, buy a yearly pass for $90.00 and spend the night.
We used to spend some fun times there with family and friends when everybody rode quads. So it will give us a close place to go camping when the mood hits us! Only about 1 1/2 hours away from our house. **
In the middle of the night I woke Ken up as i thought someone was banging on the door. Turns out some of the neighbors thought it was a good night to shoot off guns. Sure there was some alcohol involved there. But still a good time was had. Stars were incredible! Gotta love NV!
|Sand Mountain, NV|
|Nevada 508 ..we saw bicyclists..508 miles in 48 hours from Reno to Eureka and back.|
This morning after breakfast we headed to Walmart quickly and were home by 1200..works for us! Unloaded the frig in the trailer, and now because we're such die hard Raiders fans we're watching the game.
Always love to go but nice to be home!
Now to work on some sagebrush getting ready for our "bunkhouse"!