Saturday, September 08, 2007

Loneliest Highway in America

From Echo Lake, we started the trek east on highway 50, known as the Loneliest Highway in America. We got use to seeing signs stating “Next service 100 miles”, and kept the gas tank topped off. I have flown over the deserts of Nevada and Utah, but driving them is an altogether different experience. Miles and miles of nothingness, and I absolutely loved it! We stopped at the Great Basin National Park, where you can drive from the desert to a high mountain forest in a matter of minutes, and the views were wonderful. Well worth the visit.

3 comments:

Kerri said...

FANTASTIC pictures and I love how you've "taken" all of us with you. I first viewed your blog in August when you were going to "stop" for a while. I am so glad I checked back to see if you had posted again. These are great! I will check back often.

Jo Cool said...

Not quite as barren as west Texas but definitely lonely in terms of lack of other travelers. It's been many years but I traveled that road several times with my dad. My favorite stretch was just east of Fallon, NV. If the sand dunes weren't cool enough, you had a pretty good chance of seeing Navy jets screaming overhead.

photowannabe said...

I haven't experience that area before. Looks fascinating and I love the colors.