The Loneliest Road in America

Yesterday, we left Winnemucca and headed to Ely.  On the way, we drove on a road named “The Loneliest Road in America.”  When the GPS told us to turn on “The Loneliest Road in America,”  Regis almost broke a rib he laughed so hard.  

We found that the road wasn’t as lonely as some of the other roads we drove on recently.  There were a few real towns along the route and we saw a fair amount of traffic.  But, between towns, it is desolate.

As we came into Ely from the west, we saw a HUGE open pit copper mine.  Although there are some pictures here that were taken from the motor home while driving, you can’t get an appreciation for the magnitude of the mine from the pictures.  You have to see it to believe it.

Copper mine west of Ely, Nevada
Copper mine west of Ely, Nevada

I was expecting it to be very hot once we left the Pacific Northwest, but the weather has been beautiful.  Daytime temperatures are in the 60’s or 70’s and at night it gets cold.  Our heat pump has been keeping up with it, so we have been very comfortable.

We head to Utah tomorrow.  Remember that when we post our next “Where’s Dart?”

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