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Oct 30, 2017 - on the border

Right after we filled up with fuel in Tonopah we saw a road sign: 167 miles until the next gas station. Luckily, after fueling we could go at least another 1,200. When we used to tow a 5th-wheel trailer that long interval could have been a problem. We traveled about 150 miles before we saw another vehicle going our direction. I guess if we have spent nuclear fuel to bury, desolate Nevada would be the place. Along the way we saw signs warning that loose cattle could be on the road. But most of the time we saw fencing, so we weren't too...

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Oct 28, 2017 - Visit Great Basin National Park

October 28 – Visit Great Basin National Park This morning, we drove to the 10,000 foot elevation on the park road to view the great plain that exists between the Park and Utah. From the Park’s Brochure: “The Great Basin is a vast region of sagebrush-covered valleys and narrow mountain ranges named for its lack of drainage. Its streams and rivers mostly find no outlet to the sea and collects in shallow salt lakes, marshes and mud flats to evaporate in the dry desert air. It is not just one basin but many basins, separated by mountain ranges...

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Oct 27, 2017 - Travel to Baker, NV and Great Basin National Park

October 27 - Travel to Baker, NV and Great Basin National Park We had a 5-hour steady climb to 5,300 feet from southern Nevada to Baker, NV in central Nevada next to Utah. We have passed many different animal crossing signs including horses, cattle, deer, elk, burrows and yesterday on a park road we were cautioned that marmonts may cross. Baker has a population of 55 folks and the campground owner told Kathleen that most had become inebriated the night before in his lounge. He also said that he was having headaches since he was hit in the...

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Sep 26, 2017 - Baker NV

Saturday morning we got all ready to go and started the coach. Well, tried to start the coach. The CHECK ENGINE problem has reared it’s ugly head again and delayed us about 20 minutes but eventually we got it running and since Freightliner said it was OK to drive, we did. I guess we’re gonna have to get this fixed. We headed down I-15 under cloudy skies till we got to Nephi where we jumped onto Hwy 132, then turned southwest till we got to Lynndyl and turned left onto U.S. 6 till we got through Delta and Hinckley where we picked up U.S. 50...

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Jun 28, 2017 - Torrey, UT to Baker, NV

Torrey, UT to Baker, NV Day 23: Tuesday June 27, 2017 We moved from Torrey Utah to Baker Nevada on Tuesday. We had the choice of two routes after reaching I-70: turn south on I-70 at Richfield, continue on I-70 to I-15, then northwest on the Ely highway at Beaver; or, continue on to US 50 at Salina, then north to Scipio at I-15, the south on I-15/US 50 to the Delta turnoff and continue on US 50. Although it was 23 miles longer, we chose the US 50 route with a fuel stop at the Flying J in Scipio. We entered the Great Basin at Scipio. The...

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Sep 12, 2016 - Slowly Heading South

We’ve been meandering through southeastern Idaho for almost three weeks. We enjoyed the toe-tapping music at the bluegrass festival in Pocatello, a short visit to Idaho Falls and then spent a week in Boise which included the Labor Day weekend. Now if you step back and think about our route, yup, we did go east then doubled back and headed west. We wanted to attend the bluegrass festival and we also wanted to take a bike ride in Idaho Falls. We are not in any rush. While in Boise, we took advantage of what a big city has to offer. We...

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May 18, 2016 - Kanarraville, Utah to Baker, Nevada and Great Basin

Today is Jim's birthday! Sorry no cake or birthday pie. Actually, he had pie the other day when we ate out. Then at Capitol Reef National Park, there was a store selling homemade goods, so he bought a cinnamon roll which we shared and a cherry pie (not my thing). We drove from Kanarraville, Utah to Baker, Nevada which is just over the border. Tomorrow we drive through the desert, so wanted to stop here and start fresh in the am. We gained an hour today as we are now on Pacific time. We stopped at Walmart in Cedar City to replenish...

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May 4, 2016 - Border Inn & RV Park, Baker, Nevada

Today was a travel day. We left Ogden, Utah, and headed south on I-15 to Scipio, Utah, and then headed west on US-50. US-50 is a good paved, two-lane road. It climbs over a hill and then crosses a large, flat valley for about 60 miles. The valley has farms and ranches. We saw beef and dairy cattle and some horses. Buildings are few and far between. Everything is green due to the recent rain and runoff from the snow on the surrounding mountains. On the far side of the valley, the road winds its way up over a ridge and down into another...

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Our 2016 Travels

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 were by Great Basin NP. It is a National Park and not that far away so we decided to check it out on one of 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!! Sorry for the delay on the pictures. Java issues

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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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