Ron & Elena's 2016 Travels travel blog

Somewhat typical of today's scenery - high desert with some irrigated farm...

After a long day's drive we arrived in the Carson Valley.

(Ron Writing) Today we packed up and got an early start – it was a full day of travel. Our journey took us south a short distance to Klamath Falls, OR where we stopped for gas and then continued south on OR-39 and CA-139 to CA-299 east to Alturas, CA where we got on US-395 south and drove all the way to Carson City, NV. Most of the drive was through sparsely populated northeast California. We’ve never been through this area before. The area is mostly high desert but the highway follows rivers which provide water for irrigating farm land. We saw crops of potatoes and onions but most of the land was used to grow hay and alfalfa for cattle feed. There were many ranches and large herds of beef cattle along much of the drive. Most of the drive was at about 4,000’ to 5,000’ elevation.

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