Monday 29 July, 2013

Day 2 – The Loneliest Highway in America


Route 50 from Fallon to Ely is officially the loneliest highway in America. It is indeed sparsely populated. It does have some beautiful scenery with a surprisingly well kept road running through it. I stop at Grimes Point to see some ancient petroglyphs. Traveling east I notice that for miles people have arranged dark rocks [...]


Route 50 from Fallon to Ely is officially the loneliest highway in America. It is indeed sparsely populated. It does have some beautiful scenery with a surprisingly well kept road running through it. I stop at Grimes Point to see some ancient petroglyphs. Traveling east I notice that for miles people have arranged dark rocks on the light sand dunes to spell out names and messages, echoing the petroglyphs across time. Austin and Eureka are very brief stops on the trip to Ely, my destination for the night. I found out what the yellow diamond sign with a bull on it means – Free Range. On several occasions I came across cows wandering by the side of the road and even grazing near some abandoned buildings.

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One Comment

  • Jack VanHesteren says:

    Hmmm…. That probably was a pretty lonely feeling, traveling thru this desolate area. Sort of a rustic beauty of sorts, I guess. Thanks for sharing, anyway.


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