Tag Archives: Great Basin National Park

Plotting that perfect (well, almost perfect) road trip!

Roy's Motel and Cafe (and our Scotty teardrop trailer), historic Rt. 66 in Amboy, CA.

How to plan that perfect (well, almost perfect) road trip We recently dined with old friends, including one couple where she had recently retired, and was looking forward to the retirement of her husband – and to them making those long-delayed road trips. Whether retired or planning that next vacation, here are suggestions for planning that [...]

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Exploring the High Sierra and Nevada while discovering a stunning national park you never heard of…

Relief Reservoir is a brisk 2.5 mile hike above Kennedy Meadows Resort in the Sierra.

Beat the Valley heat; exploring the High Sierra and Nevada while discovering a stunning national park you never heard of along America’s “loneliest road”… We’re headed for a hot summer in the San Joaquin Valley. If you’re looking for a way to beat the heat, find cool, scenic and high-mountain camping, as well as discover [...]

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The ‘Loneliest Road in America’ – Native Americans, Pony Express and stunning Great Basin National Park!

Grotto inside Lehman Cave, a treasure of Great Basin National Park.

We had long heard of the unique allure of Hwy. 50, “the Loneliest Road in America” as it crosses the Great Basin of central Nevada. But, it had been almost 30 years since we drove quickly across that old highway – we vowed to take in the sights and its history on a trip to [...]

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