Another beautiful Nevada morning dawned over us between Las Vegas and Death Valley:
B made a nice Mizrach for us. This is especially useful in an RV since it changes every time we move:
We drove North towards Death Valley, stopping at an abandoned, partially-completed concrete factory a bit North of Highway 95 a few miles outside of Beatty. I get the feeling we’re not the first people to visit here:
For lunch, we parked on BLM land just outside of Beatty and waited for my parents and brother to arrive:
Here’s what happens when you park in a wash:
Once everyone arrived in Beatty, we drove up to the ghost town of Rhyolite. Hard to believe it was way back on Day 11 when we last visited here. The Bottle House fence was open, so we could get up close:
The original mobile home:
Walking amongst the ruins, it was hard to imagine the town of 5,000 people that stood here in 1907:
Because one hoodlum isn’t enough:
I loved the backlit plants:
They were shaking in the wind:
Leaving Rhyolite, the rest of the crew returned to their motel in Beatty, and we found a nice spot on BLM land. I set a new record with the WiFi antenna tonight, reaching an access point in Amargosa Valley over 20 miles away! It had a “pay to play” reroute screen, but the fact that I was even able to connect was exciting.
As the sun set, the mountains were transformed into golden cutouts against the horizon:
Tomorrow we head into Death Valley!