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Apr 12, 2016 - Topaz Lake, NV

We are back in NV!! After a 3.5 hour run from Lone Pine, CA we arrived at a familiar place...Topaz Lodge Resort & Casino. Decided to stop here to clean, dump tanks etc then tomorrow head home which is only a little over a 1 hour drive. Casual dinner in the Casino tonight...last one on the road for awhile.

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Mar 27, 2014 - Topaz Lake, NV

Small Update. After a nice, albeit windy, overnight stay in Hesperia, CA at Desert Willow RV Park we left about 9:30am, a little early for us but trying to get ahead of the 60mph forecasted winds, Wednesday headed North for Lone Pine, CA. We didn't miss the winds...about an hour into the trip we encountered SW to West winds that slowed us down to 35mph for over an hour. It was so windy that it blew our entry steps open on the rig. Glad we have the rear dual wheels on the truck for stability...I would not have continued with single rear...

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Nov 24, 2011 - Byways...

Awhile back, I partially fulfilled a hankering to explore remote areas of the Sierra Nevada. I found a little book written by Tony Heugel titled “Sierra Nevada Byways”. What caught my eye on the cover were the words “backcountry drives” The book has detailed maps and descriptions of the drives—like when four-wheel drive is needed. I also purchased an atlas that shows every road in the state, paved or unpaved. That atlas has helped me get to places most people have not been. Since then, I have managed to do six of the trips. My problem was...

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May 10, 2010 - Mothers Day Weekend

This was our first big trip. We left Vacaville Friday May 9th and headed for Carson City. This was the first big test for the truck (2003 F150) We did fine going over the sierra and Donner summit. We were in 2nd gear at 3800 RPM but we were going 60 mph. The first night we stayed at Comstock RV in Carson City and met up with Dinks sisters. Saturday we caravans to Topaz Lake. It was beautiful but the weather would change on a moments notice. Sunday we enjoyed brunch at the lodge and did some more gambling. It turned real cold and by Monday...

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