"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"-MARK TWAIN
Monday, May 30, 2011
We departed Ely, NV this morning around 9:30. The snow had stopped during the night and there were bits of sunshine peeking through the clouds. Since it was clearing, we decided to take Hwy 50 across the center of Nevada to Carson City. It was a beautiful drive, but desolate.
You would drive for miles without seeing another vehicle. There were sections of over 20 miles without any signs of civilization other than barbed wire and some cattle.
There was just enough traffic to keep you from feeling totally alone.
We stopped along the road to let Sally out for a few minutes. The silence was total. Only a slight wind blowing with not another sound.
Small herd of wild horses.
It was a beautiful, but long, drive. Wanda said she hoped we didn't have to do it again on the way back home. I agree that one trip should be enough for the "loneliest road in America", but would recommend it to anyone traveling to or from central Utah and the Lake Tahoe/Reno area.