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    Many Miles.

    I put over 2300 miles this last week going out as far, as Yerington Nevada. I didn't really have a lot of time to take it slow until today where I did stop and take the last leg of the trip a bit easy. The first pic is the Bonneville Salt Flats, as I head west on the road I've been on so many times in my life Interstate 80. The second is one I took going west on 80 around Rye Patch, Nevada. The place was alive with herds of tumble weeds blowing in the thousands across the desert and over the road. The third is the Toiyabe mountain range, near Austin, NV as I then headed east on Nevada Hwy 50, know as the loneliest highway in the US. It's an early trans continental road that the Pony Express riders used in 1860 to 1861 and was also the route of the early Lincoln Highway that took the first half of the 20th century motorist on out to Sacramento California and San Francisco, before they built I80 to the north of central Nevada and now that's the way most travelers get across Nevada going to northern California. I made a stop at a Uranium mine in LaSal Utah and as I got going out of there heading in to Colorado the snow was really coming down in this fourth pic. The fifth pic, is a place in Colorado called the Paradox Valley and the weather was a big change from no more than 20 miles behind me. The last picture is some really hungry Elk near Placerville, Colorado just gorging on the green grass along the road. I whistled at them in order to get them to look up and they all did only for a second and went back to devouring the fresh grass. They could have cared less that I was there near by.
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    When I saw that second pic, I instantly thought of this song! LOL!



    I really like the elk!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrightdigger View Post
    When I saw that second pic, I instantly thought of this song! LOL!



    I really like the elk!
    That song came to mind as I was driving through those drifting tumble weeds. When I saw them blowing across the windy playa I thought it was a herd of something running in a stampede.

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    After dodging a mule deer or two, those thousands of tumbleweeds can cause some very nerve wracking night time drives! TTC
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    I'd bet those elk are enjoying a little salt on their salad, Grant. Nice pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim in Idaho View Post
    I'd bet those elk are enjoying a little salt on their salad, Grant. Nice pics.
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    I'll bet your right Jim. They were very undisturbed munching away on that vegetation. I once walked right up to some big horns licking salt on the road. Sadly one got hit, as the road was glare ice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryC View Post
    After dodging a mule deer or two, those thousands of tumbleweeds can cause some very nerve wracking night time drives! TTC
    Yeah that does put ya on edge. I've been startled before at night by tumble weeds a few times coming at ya from the shadows.
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    Good elk pic. You're getting better, haha!
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    Just like Texas in 1880.

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    Breath taking photos, thank you for sharing!

 

 

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