Stella Lake. This is the lake we hiked to for the full moon hike. Looks different with light. Just as lovely. John walking by contorted aspen trees.
A creek lined with Parry's Primrose. On of my favorite flowers, wish I could have seen all these in bloom. John at Teresa Lake. We had a leisurely lunch here.
A twisted aspen trunk, a rock embedded in a tree, killed part of it, but the other side was still growing, senico, aster, saxifrage, sunflower, blue flowers, shooting stars, a few parry's primroses and yarrow. There were a few of these parry's primrose in the last stages of blooming. In full prime they are tall stalks of pink flowers.
Lake Teresa from the otherside with Mt Wheeler and Jeff Davis in the background. Today we drove part way across Nevada on Hwy 50-the loneliest highway in America. Beautiful historic downtown Ely, last time though we had dinner at the Jailhouse in a jail cell and a mural downtown of the pony express, they used to ride through here.
Most of the drive was pretty lonely. Basin and Range, we go through a valley, then over mountains and repeat, repeat, repeat. Nevada is the most mountainous state in the US. We went through Eureka, the friendliest town on the loneliest highway in America. A photo of beautiful, historic downtown Eureka.
We are camped by Bartine Hot Spring in the middle of nowhere in the desert. It has two pools. Here we are in heart shaped one.
It was a delightful soak. I finished this basket on the way here.
Here is the bus camped in the middle of nowhere in the desert in Nevada.
These yellow bushes are very sweet smelling. A big beetle, and some thorny flowers. Pancake Summit -aren't pancakes flat? And advice from downtown Ely.
Some similar flowers, but these ones are kind of fuzzy, a gum weed flower and the yellow bushes flowers.