Tag Archives: Great Basin NP

Backroads

[NOTE: This blog is lagging a bit — as usual — from our current travels. In early June we were in Great Basin National Park, inside Nevada near the Utah border.] Sometimes the weather just doesn’t cooperate for hiking, and … Continue reading

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Kious Critters

We’re strong believers in the phrase, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” That goes for restaurants (we’re loyal until we have a bad meal, and even then we might give the place another chance, depending…) and hikes, because if … Continue reading

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Natural Causes

We’ve been to Great Basin National Park several times and each time are struck by how much things are the same, and how much they have changed. Take the Lexington Arch hike, for example. We originally took this hike back … Continue reading

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A Safe Trail

Okay, not all trails are safe, but this one… well… you’ll see! A spur trail off of another one we hiked at Great Basin National Park was so solitary and fun that we went back more than once and found … Continue reading

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Lexington Arch

As a general rule, we avoid gravel and dirt roads, even without the rig. But the Lexington Arch at Great Basin National Park was intriguing enough to brave the long… … and narrow road: Our one-ton dually took some swipes … Continue reading

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Caves, Pinecones, and Prickly Pear

With all the snow atop Wheeler Peak, we focused on exploring the lower altitudes, and struck out for the Pole Canyon hike close to the Grey Cliffs group campground. We missed the turn (so many winding gravel roads!) and ended … Continue reading

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Wheeler Under Our Wheels

Wheeler Peak, that is — at 13,068 feet, the tallest of many gorgeous mountains in the Snake Range and the crown jewel of the Great Basin National Park. Still snow-covered in late May, we drove as far up the mountain … Continue reading

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