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Aug 20, 2015 - Great Basin National Park

one night on the road and then to tiny town near Great Basin National Park: Joseph, UT – Flying U Country Store RV Park and Campground. 45 South State Street 84739, just a few blocks off I-70 at exit 25. 435-527-4758. Small park behind a country store. The owner was friendly and invited us to come to the store in the morning for a freshly cooked breakfast at a very reasonable price. This park was great for an overnight when we were traveling west from Colorado to Nevada. Joseph is in the desert, but we had a nice shade tree and a good...

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Oct 15, 2014 - Fence Art of Great Basin

On the Columbia River in Woodland, Washington we came across some wonderful "yard art". Along the road going out to Great Basin National Park we saw a first: Fence Art. Someone even put up a sign that designated it Fence Art. I wonder if it was all the work of one "artist" or of several. And was it done by design originally, or did it evolve over time? There were other "pieces", but these were our favorites. UPDATE via my sister, Wendy: Wendy used Google to see if she could find more about the fence art. Here is what she found: And thanks,...

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Rambling Rodericks

Oct 14, 2014 - Great Basin National Park, NV

It's called the Great Basin. It's a vast region of sagebrush-covered valleys and narrow mountian ranges. The basins are bowl like areas between the mountains which lack drainage. Its streams and rivers mostly find no outlet to the sea, and water collects in shallow salt lakes, marshes, and mud flats to evaporate in dry desert air. It's not just one but many basins separated by mountain ranges which are roughly parallel, north to south. Another name for this area is Basin & Range. It extends from the eastern side of California's Sierra...

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Rambling Rodericks

Jul 11, 2014 - The lonliest highway..spontaneous change

Ok one of the best days of trip ...totally winged it...if you know me ..spontenaity is rare... but here is the adventure. So we already delayed the Ruby mountains...as we were leaving Reno I saw on my atlas the Hwy 50 alt...dubbed the loneliest highway in America... AAA in 1986 said to avoid... So they changed all that by making a survival guide you get stamped in each of the five towns thru Nevada... plus the road follows the pony express path .. So as I was learning all this in the car today ...We scrubbed our plans, cancelled our...

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Jul 3, 2014 - Great Basin National Park

Great Basin National Park Wikipedia...

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Sep 8, 2013 - Great Basin natl park

We drove on down to the Great Basin Natl park and found a campsite in the Baker Creek section. We let Yukon out and as I was walking him Bill said look over here. There were 4 wild turkeys in the road below the campsite and as we watched, about 6 more showed up. They weren't scared of the dog and were just checking out campsites for food particles. After a couple of minutes they disappeared into the woods. The next morning Yukon woke us up early at 6:30 with his wooof bark. That usually means he has to get out but this one was his warning...

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Jun 2, 2013 - Great Basin NP

June 2 fueled up again, this time at $3.87 a gallon. Gas here is $3.69. I spent a good bit of time last night scrubbing the front window of the rig. We went through an area where the bugs were hitting the window like buckshot. Well we are barely 50 miles out of town and the window is once again covered in bugs. We have had lots of signs for cattle on the road, well today we had to stop for them. One small calf was on the highway and 3 others were on the side of the road. The one in the road just stared at us as we went by. The calf in the...

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May 10, 2013 - At Great Basin National Park

Thursday was mostly a travel day, traveling to Great Basin National Park outside of Baker (population 54) just inside the Nevada state line. This area is called the Great Basin because all the rain and the snowmelt drains into the basin and does not flow to the sea. The Great Basin itself includes parts of California, Utah, Wyoming, Oregon, and almost all of Nevada—20 percent of the land mass of the lower 48 states! Great Basin National Park is just a small part of the entire Great Basin ecosystem. We had time to take the scenic drive up...

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Jun 20, 2012 - Great Basin NP, NV (Day 4) - A Relaxing Day at Home in Great Basin NP

(Ron Writing) We spent most of the day relaxing at home and enjoying our beautiful campsite today. We did take a short hike on a trail that runs between Lower Lehman Creek campground and Upper Lehman Creek campground. This trail is only about 1 ½ miles round trip and there is about 450’ of elevation gain. It’s a nice hike right along the creek through a forested area with a wide variety of trees and wild flowers. It was good exercise and very enjoyable. Along the trail we picked up some dead and downed firewood that we brought back so we...

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Jun 19, 2012 - Great Basin NP, NV (Day 3) - A Hike Among VERY Old Trees

We are staying at the lowest campground in Great Basin NP, Lower Lehman Creek, which is at 7,300’ elevation. This morning we drove on up the park road to explore the higher country. A short distance up the road is the Upper Lehman Creek campground at about 7,750’. We drove around that campground just to see what it is like. It’s a larger campground but the sites are smaller than where we are camped. The park road is very steep with an 8% grade that goes on for several miles. Our next stop was the Mather Overlook where we had a nice view of...

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Jun 18, 2012 - Great Basin NP, NV (Day 2) - Lehman Cave Tour

(Ron Writing) I think we’ll always remember our campsite here in Great Basin NP as one of the very nicest we’ve found. We love the sound of the water flowing through Lehman Creek just a few feet from the trailer, the wildflowers, the large variety of grasses and trees, the variety of birds and the widely separated sites. This morning we drove over to the Lehman Cave Visitor Center. Lehman Cave is within the park but was operated as a tourist attraction long before the surrounding area became a national park. Today we took a 1½ hour tour of...

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Jun 17, 2012 - Great Basin National Park, NV - A Great Campsite

(Ron Writing) It was pretty warm yesterday at Border, NV where we spent the night. It was forecast to be several degrees warmer today and by mid-morning it was getting hot. We left Border, which is a little below 5,000’ elevation and headed for nearby Great Basin National Park. This is one of those parks that just doesn’t ever seem to be along the way to somewhere else and has always seemed to be so far out of the way when we’ve been in this part of the country. This time we decided to spend some time there. We stopped by the visitor center...

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