Traveling Nevada to trip along Highway 50
The crew here at Traveling Nevada will be taking off and cruising through the state next weekend to hit up the Fire and Ice Show at Cave Lake State Park. We’ll be driving from Reno to Ely along Highway 50 and stopping along the way to meet a few folks and see a few of the attractions in Austin and Eureka.
The trip ought to be a good one. We’ll be hitting Austin first as we head east and meeting with Jan Morrison, who runs a nonprofit group that’s renovating the old church there. She also has her finger on the pulse of the town that serves as Nevada’s geographic center and can show us a few things as we spend a little time there.
After Austin we’ll cruise into Eureka. Eureka was once a booming mining town and still has mining operations close by, but it’s probably becoming more known for its opera house. We’ll be stopping there and meeting with Wally Cuchine who can show us around.
From Eureka it’s off to Ely where we’ll stay for the night at the Hotel Nevada. In asking around, it’s definitely the most historic hotel in town and the “must-see” as far as historic spots in Ely go. The morning will be an early one, as we explore the town looking for some cool spots that would interest would-be travelers. We’ll also be checking out the Railroad Depot there and watching a train run.
That afternoon, it’s off to Cave Lake State Park and Fire and Ice. The event sounds like a blast and we’ll surely pick up some great photos and video of it, so look back here for all of that.
On the road back, we’ll be jamming toward Reno until we get to Sand Mountain just outside of Fallon. We wanted to grab some photos and video there before moving along to Grimes Point. My family and I visited there a couple of months ago and wished we had spent more time there. It’s got some incredible artifacts and some of the information you glean from a visit is mind boggling. We’ll pick up plenty at Grimes Point.
From there, we get to go home. We should have a few videos to post the week following and plenty of photos, so check back or grab the feed.