Day 2 of our long haul to the Great Basin National Park. We could probably make it there today but it’d be 70+ miles over a mountain pass and we’re just not feeling that ambitious. We have all the food we need and we’re doing ok with water, particularly since we came across a spring gushing nice clear water today. We collected about two liters and dropped a little iodine into it and planned on boiling it at camp tonight for good measure.
We completed our stretch on US 93 when we joined up with US 50, known as the Loneliest Road in America stretching the width of Nevada. We were planning on finding another cowboy camping spot when we came upon Majors Station, a small outpost near the intersection of the two roads. According to our GPS this establishment doesn’t exist. I’m beginning to think our GPS secretly hates us and is witholding information. According to Mike, the guy running the joint, this place booms during the fall hunting season. A small bar and grill, with RV hookups in the back, it even has hot showers. We enjoyed some cold beers as we admired the view over the valley to the mountains we’ll be crossing tomorrow. We’re currently on the west side of Wheeler Peak. The park entrance is on the east side of the mountain range. With motivation draining with each cold beer, we followed the advice of Aaron Burr.
Never do today what you can as well do tomorrow.
And that is how we came to be camped out for the night on the bar’s back porch. Maybe this road isn’t so lonely after all.