"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
Sunday, May 29, 2011
As we departed Zion National Park this morning, it was approximately 70 degrees and clear skies. We had planned to basically head due West through Nevada on Hwy 50, the so-called "loneliest highway in America".
After we had made our turn to the West, we had traveled somewhere around 75 miles. As we topped a pass through some mountain range, it began to snow. Little did we know what was ahead.
The farther we traveled, the harder the snow fell. We traveled over 4 more mountain passes before arriving in Ely, Nevada. Each one was higher and had more snow than the one before.
The afternoon finds us in the RV park of the Prospector Hotel & Gambling Hall, in Ely, Nevada. It is snowing to beat the band. Approximately 4 inches on the ground with another 2 inches forecast for tonight. We have full hookups and a 24 hour restaurant 50 yards from our door. Could be a lot worse. The weather may change our direction of travel. May have to head more South as we enter California.