Saturday, July 4, 2009

The Long Drive to Colorado

We decided to take the scenic route across Nevada, Hwy 50, the "Loneliest Road in America".

First stop, Sand Mountain located east of Fallon, a 2-mile long mountain of white sand rising several hundred feet which has accumulated over the eons against a mountain range by prevailing south winds.

Nearby is the stone remains of a Pony Express Station.

Group shot at Sand Mountain - Frank, me, Herb and Bob A.

Frank and Herb in the big sand box

Checking out the remnants of the Pony Express Station which was discovered under all the sand, walls restored and stabilized

Herb in one of the rooms

We encountered storms all across Nevada. A wall of streaming virga viewed from a hill-top rest stop

Winds and wispy virga behind Herb and Frank keep temps cool

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