Today we have a long travelling day ahead of us. 287 miles on what has been rated as “The Loneliest Road in America”. It also happens to be the Lincoln Highway and that works out great for us, because we like Lonely Roads and we like The Lincoln Highway.
Here is our route for today from Ely NV to Reno NV
In Ely NV we picked up our Lonely Road Passports at the Nevada Northern Railway Depot and got our first official stamp.
There are several check points along the road were you stop and get your passport stamped.
And we are off. The first thing we saw as we left Ely NV heading for Fernley NV was 2 signs.
The scenery was spectacular, the sky blue and the clouds white and fluffy. A perfect day where we saw the temperatures climb to a maximum of 40 C. That is 104 F.
There are just too many photos to include them all on this blog, so I will try to show you the best of the best. If you want to see all of the photos of the Loneliest Road, you can log into my FLICKR site and see them all there.
Between Ely and Illipah NV
Between Illipah and Eureka NV
In Eureka NV we found several buildings and signs to indicate that this is a Lincoln Highway town. The Eureka Court House, a Lincoln Highway Concrete Marker and The Jackson House.
We got our passport stamped in Eureka NV
Between Eureka NV and Austin NV
In Austin NV we got our Passport stamped, and saw some more old buildings. The Lincoln Motel and the International Hotel.
Leaving Austin we drove up this old twisty dirt road to the top so that we could see the view and to see Stokes Castle. It was built as a summer home and the owners used it for one summer then it was abandoned.
Back on The Lonely Road, we headed for our next passport stamp in Fallon NV.
Along the way we saw a shoe tree. Awenda Park at home has a shoe tree, but it is nothing compared to this one.
We also stopped at the Sand Mountain Recreation Area. This dune is 2 miles long and 600 feet high. There are people who come here to ski down the sand slopes. It was 38 C here and although there were people and vehicles, no one was skiing. I guess the sand was just too hot. The photos do not give you any sense of the enormity of this dune, but we took them anyways.
Of course the scenery between Austin NV and Fallon NV was spectacular.
In Fallon NV we got our passports stamped.
Fernley NV was the last stop to get our passports stamped.
So we made it, we survived to tell the tale of the Loneliest Road in America.
Then it was on into Reno Nevada where we will stay for 3 days.
If you wish to view all of our photos from today, you can see them all on my FLICKR site.