We were off early on Monday, the 26th, from Big Pine to Great Basin National Park which is located in the Northeast part of Nevada. It was a long drive on U.S, 6 with very little traffic, and lots of straight stretches. There were a number of mountain ranges to go over but nothing over 10,000 feet.
|Along U.S. 6|
|Old Fashion Grafitti|
We had a lovely 4+ mile hike up stream of the Creek where we stopped at a small meadow before retracing our steps. Along the way we stopped often to photograph a number of wildflowers (I have ID’d 18 species while at the Park). We did feel the altitude on this our first real hike since leaving San Diego.
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|Tall Mountain Bluebell|
|An Clearing in the Forest|
|Firey Sunset Cloud|
— We will have to return to this Park a little later in the year. In the afternoon we went into Baker, NV for a couple of items. This was one of several roadside pieces of art along the road to Baker. There is an annual contest for this.
|Too Tall Tony|
We treated ourselves to an ice cream at the V.C. Gift Shop and Cafe.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and plan to return in the future. The bristlecone trees alone would be worth the trip. There is more to explore here and the hiking would be enjoyable at this elevation of about 9.000 feet.