Day 31 Carson it NV to Ely NV

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May 31st 2012
Published: June 1st 2012
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Day 31: Carson City, NV to Ely, NV

Left Comstock Country RV Resort about 9 AM and headed out on US 50 (known as the loneliest road). While the traffic was light, there were vehicles going both ways. I doubt that we drove for more than 20 minutes all day without seeing another vehicle. It was a beautiful run with a wide variety of desert scenery, from flat dry lakes to mountains over 10,000'. Only about three towns in 326 miles. Passed several Navy Live fire ranges, but didn't see a single fighter. We did see several ruins of Pony Express stations - - They were not signed, but they were surrounded by hurricane fence - - managed to get just one photo. Kerry kept track of the length of one of the long straight sections - - 18+ miles. We passed several mines today, from just outside of Carson City, to just over the west side of the mountain from Ely. Some of the mines were obviously very old and abandoned, but the big ones were in full operation - - you can see (in one of our photos) some of the dust they were generating. We stopped in
Sylloettes on BridgeSylloettes on BridgeSylloettes on Bridge

In Carson City and over US 50
a KOA south of Ely. The guy that pulled in next to us is from Panama City Beach !! Also met two ladies in Truckee, CA from Ft. Walton Beach - - small world.

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Sand MountainSand Mountain
Sand Mountain

North of US 50
Large Copper MineLarge Copper Mine
Large Copper Mine

This is an open pit mine just over the mountain from Ely and to the west
KOA Camp in Ely, NVKOA Camp in Ely, NV
KOA Camp in Ely, NV

Aftre a 326 mile run from Carson City

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