Trip Notes for 09/02/2014 – Pioche Nevada

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09/02/2014 Trip Notes: Harvey and I (Fig. 02 & 03) decided to get an early start and head out to Pioche, with the intent of bringing some of his equipment home. However once we got there, it was such a beautiful day we decided to take out the quads and do some desert riding. We spent nearly four hours riding around (Fig. 04) the Hamlight Flats and Lake Valley, east of Pioche. There are just miles of off road trails crisscrossing the valley in every direction. We mostly headed toward the Wilson Creek Mountain Range (Fig. 01) on the east side of the valley. Though our journey ended before reaching the mountain range, we enjoyed the ride and the scenery. With a temperature that was probably 10-15 degrees cooler than Vegas, the smog free air was a pleasure to breathe, except for Harvey’s occasional dust trail. We did manage to scare up a couple of jack rabbits (Fig. 05) along the way, although it was hard to get a good picture. The view in the last picture (Fig. 06) is looking back towards the town of Pioche from our final destination point. After our return and storing the equipment away for his next visit, we headed into town for lunch at their only restaurant before starting the journey home. For a little side diversion, on the way home we stopped at the Crystal Wash Rock Art Site. Check it out here … Crystal Wash Rock Art Site.
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