Wonders in the West Again travel blog

Gorgeous Colors






Lehman Cave

Tight Squeezes


Chocolate Fountain

We had to park cockeyed to get somewhat level!

Our Mountain Stream


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 a noisy creek surrounded by Aspen. We have our own secluded little section of the creek. We’re at 7,500 ft. and the Aspen here haven’t turned yet but at 9,500 ft. they have and they’re beautiful as you can see by the pictures. This is our first time dry camping in the Beast and we couldn’t have picked a more beautiful place to do it.

Info: The Great Basin, a vast region of sagebrush-covered valleys and narrow mountain ranges is named for its lack of drainage. Its streams and rivers mostly find no outlet to the sea; and water collects in shallow salt lakes. It encompasses all but the extreme south of Nevada.

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