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Nov 15, 2016 - Jackpot to Alamo NV

Again we were on the road by 7:00 am. The trip across Nevada was long and boring there was not much change of scenery along the route. The road just seems to go on and on. We had a bit of a change in scenery at Ely, NV when we had to go over a 7500 ft. pass but that didn’t take long. We decided to stay at Pickets RV Park in Alamo, NV that night and we will always remember the Alamo. It was very eventful once we arrived. We set up and plugged into 50 amp power, set the fridge to AC, the water heater on AC and turned on the washer/dryer to...

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May 19, 2015 - Alamo, Nevada

5/19 – 5/21 After two days and 441 miles we arrived in Alamo, Nevada (US10, SR101, US60, US93). Traffic through both Phoenix and Las Vegas was almost reasonable. We passed a serious truck fire on the highway. Along the way, we spent the night in a gas station parking lot in Kingman, Arizona. In Alamo, we had a beautiful camping spot in the Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge. In fact, it was so nice we stayed an extra day. We were parked on the lake and the weather was beautiful.

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Dec 3, 2014 - Pahranaghat Wildlife Refuge

Today we visited the Pahranaghat Wildlife Refuge. We have passed this refuge many times over the years, but we're always in a hurry, or towing, and so we've never taken the time to stop & check things out. And we've wondered if it would be worth dry camping at this location. If we'd known prior to yesterday we might have camped here last night & tonight. Instead we chose the safer choice just a few miles way in Alamo. Anyway, more on that in a minute. Pahranaghat National Wildlife Refuge is a gorgeous, green oasis in the middle of...

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Aug 2, 2014 - At Alamo, Nevada

Our original plan was to camp at the Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge--this is a place we've camped before and we wanted to show Linda how nice it was. However, it has no services--no electricity or water--and very little shade. So, because it is 98 degrees here, we decided that it made better sense to stay in a campground with electricity and shade. So here we are in Alamo, Nevada, in shady spot at a clean RV place, with the air conditioner going! Our idea of camping. On the way here we stopped in Tonopah to visit the Central Nevada...

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Jul 2, 2014 - Extraterrestrial Highway

After eating our breakfast next to a beautiful creek, we completed our trip through Yosemite and entered Inyo National Park. Just as incredible with snow-covered mountain tops, we said good-bye to California as we headed back towards Nevada. At first, driving into Nevada was an interesting change of landscape. We saw red rock mountains, and desert land. The trees began to disappear and suddenly it seemed we were the only car on the road. For what seemed like a never-ending period of time, we saw no sign of life. You know it is bad when you...

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Apr 25, 2013 - At Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge, Alamo, NV

We bid a reluctant goodbye to beautiful Panamint Springs and headed up over the hill into Death Valley proper. We stopped at the Furnace Creek Visitor Center and bought our Death Valley National Park magnet. We really didn’t hang around and explore this part of Death Valley because we’ve been here before, so we were off to territory previously unseen. The highlight of the morning—or maybe the low light--was the stories Mary read from our Nevada travel book regarding the nuclear weapons testing at the Nevada Test Site. We were passing the...

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Jun 19, 2011 - US Scenic Hwy 93 NV 6/19/2011

Travelled a few miles west on US 50 which was originally the pony express route to CA. It was mountainous with passes at 6100 and 4700'. Then we turned south on Hwy 93 and drove thru valleys between the mountains all day. All day we saw only 4 small towns, one an old mining town where you could see the entrance to the mines and the buckets to carry the ore out still hanging over the town. It was 80 miles between gas stations it was so remote. But the mountains, Mt Wheeler in Great Basin to our east and others to the west, were gorgeous and...

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May 17, 2008 - Silver State Classic Challenge

We arrived at Alamo and found a campsite at the lake. The campsite is a a wildlife preserve that covers 1.5 million acres. Beautiful afternoon with swans, geese, ducks, a heron and other birds on the lake. Hung out there awhile then we went to check out the finish line of the race. There was a ham radio operator with camp set up at the finish line. He gave me the frequencies they would be using the next day for the race. Headed back to Alamo and had a good dinner. Went back to the lake and relaxed for the rest of the evening. Silver State...

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