Tuesday, June 9, 2009

June 6

We continued east on highway 50 (the loneliest road in America) and stopped off at the Hickison Petroglyph Recreation Area. We hiked a short trail which led to a few petroglyphs (symbols and pictures scratched on the rocks by ancient Indians). As petroglyphs go, these were pretty weak. There was as much modern graffitti as there were petroglyphs. This place has another free campground that would be worth staying at. We continued on to the town of Ely, NV. We went to the Family Dollar and bought a cheap ($6) hideous faux Indian blanket. We nearly froze to death last night with only one blanket and a bedspread. We gassed up and refilled our water tank and continued on toward Great Basin National Park. As we approached the park it began to rain. We found a free BLM campground at Sacramento Pass (above 7,000 feet elevation) and set up the trailer. We got the last camping spot.

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