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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Panaca, NV

Pulled out of Bouse just after 6am this morning and pulled into Cathedral Gorge State Park near Panaca, NV about 2pm.  We fought wind in our face all day and managed to get over 6 mpg, paying a high of $2.99 per gallon for diesel. 

Just outside Henderson, NV we saw this sight—Rollie, eat your heart out!  It was literally acres and acres of solar panels with another area being cleared nearby to install more panels.  There were four huge transmission lines coming from this complex.  Amazing!

Solar panels south of Henderson

On to Las Vegas where Michael just breezed us right through about 10am this morning, light traffic but lots of wind!

Here comes LV

We took Highway 93 north out of Las Vegas and although it is a two lane road, traffic was fairly light and it was beautiful, much better than the interstate.  We stopped for the day about 2pm at Cathedral Gorge State Park near Panaca, NV.  What a wonderful surprise.  The campground is tiny, there is one pull through spot and we are in it for the night, $14 per night with no hookups but the park does have a heated shower/bath house.  Several of the other spots were long enough for us but a motor home pulling a car would have to unhook the car to fit. 

Cathedral Gorge was established in 1935 and many of the structures which the Civilian Conservation Corps built are still in use.  The spires and cliffs are spectacular against the blue, blue sky we have today.  It is an arid country and I bet it is very warm here in the summer.  We took about a 3 mile hike this afternoon and walked up inside some of the slots, just awesome! 

Onward tomorrow toward Jackpot, NV, I’ll put a penny in a slot machine for you Mr. Baird!

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1 comment:

  1. CCC did some beautiful work across the country. nice pics

    Travel safe



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