Friday 12th September 2014
You know when you have arrived in Nevada. Every podunk town and dot on the map has either a casino or at least slot machines in every store.
Ely is about 6500 ft with a high desert environment. We had a lovely hike in these hills.
The grasses are already turning color. Dean matches quite nicely.
These are old beehive shaped charcoal ovens from the late 1800’s.
Pinyon pine and juniper was stacked inside and the door cemented shut. A few days of slow burn and the resulting charcoal was used to smelt silver ore.
Yellow rabbit brush was busting out all over.
Onwards to Great Basin!