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Nevada is Not Just About Gambling

Jul 26, 2016
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Jul 9, 2016 Sat 7:28 PM PDT Alt: 6174
Beautiful late day drive in eastern Nevada.
Laurie

What comes to mind when I say "Nevada"? Probably Las Vegas, deserts, Cold War era nuclear tests and lots of nothing. You are correct but there is also lots of beautiful scenery in Nevada. There is actually a glacier in Nevada but that will be another post.

After leaving the Mountain Meadows Massacre Site (Google it) in Utah we traveled west into Nevada and headed north on US-93. I wish I had taken more video to give you a better feel for the area. This will be hard to describe. Try to imagine the most perfect day outside you have ever experienced. Maybe it was dusk at the beach with the evening breeze blowing or an autumn day in the mountains with the leaves falling. This area of Nevada was like that.

We stopped a couple of times to stretch our legs. The elevation was above 6,000 feet. To give you some perspective, Mount Mitchell, the tallest mountain in the eastern US, is 6,683 feet in elevation. So we were driving on a large open plain just a little lower than the top of Mount Mitchell. There was a gentle breeze blowing at the perfect temperature, not too warm, not too cool. The leaves were rustling in the trees and beams of light danced around underneath them. The air was clear and we could see for miles and miles. The hour was late so the sun was low in the sky and getting close to what photographers call the "golden hour."

Definitely not the image most people have of Nevada. This was a very enjoyable drive and one I won't soon forget (I guess you really had to be there to understand how it felt). Hopefully the photos will give you some idea of the place.

You can see all the photos from our trip by clicking here.

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Beautiful late day drive in eastern Nevada.

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Beautiful late day drive in eastern Nevada.
Donna, Greg

Jul 9, 2016 Sat 6:22 PM PDT Alt: 6129
Beautiful late day drive in eastern Nevada.
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Beautiful late day drive in eastern Nevada.

Jul 9, 2016 Sat 6:23 PM PDT Alt: 6129
Beautiful late day drive in eastern Nevada.

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Beautiful late day drive in eastern Nevada.

Jul 9, 2016 Sat 6:24 PM PDT Alt: 6129
Beautiful late day drive in eastern Nevada.

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Beautiful late day drive in eastern Nevada.

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Beautiful late day drive in eastern Nevada.

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Beautiful late day drive in eastern Nevada.
Donna, Greg

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Beautiful late day drive in eastern Nevada.

Jul 9, 2016 Sat 6:27 PM PDT Alt: 6129
Beautiful late day drive in eastern Nevada.
Laurie

Jul 9, 2016 Sat 6:27 PM PDT Alt: 6129
Beautiful late day drive in eastern Nevada.

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Beautiful late day drive in eastern Nevada.
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Beautiful late day drive in eastern Nevada.

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Beautiful late day drive in eastern Nevada.
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Beautiful late day drive in eastern Nevada.
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Beautiful late day drive in eastern Nevada.
Donna, Greg

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Beautiful late day drive in eastern Nevada.
Bobby, Laurie

Jul 9, 2016 Sat 7:27 PM PDT Alt: 6145
Beautiful late day drive in eastern Nevada.
Bobby, Laurie

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Beautiful late day drive in eastern Nevada.
Greg, Donna

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Beautiful late day drive in eastern Nevada.
Laurie

Jul 9, 2016 Sat 7:30 PM PDT Alt: 6179
Beautiful late day drive in eastern Nevada.

Jul 9, 2016 Sat 7:30 PM PDT Alt: 6174
Beautiful late day drive in eastern Nevada.

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