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Great Basin National Park Wheeler Peak road (#1163)

Great Basin National Park Wheeler Peak road (#1163)
Curve sign (lower right) ..... Or, looking across into Utah from Great Basin National Park. The long road going up (in the picture) is an unpaved rural road heading northeast into Utah. US50, the primary highway in this area, runs across the picture next to the lower of the two long green strips across the picture.

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slgwv
slgwv
It's US 6 as well! They coincide between Ely & Delta. Old US 50 crosses the House Range thru Marjum Pass, north of the Notch Peak massif. It's a good road but graded gravel.
22 months ago.
Don Barrett (aka DBs… has replied to slgwv
One of my plans is to take that old US 50 route, but its a low priority...
22 months ago.
slgwv has replied to Don Barrett (aka DBs…
My understanding is that, when they went to pave the routes, they decided there was no point in having _two_ parallel paved routes thru what was (especially then) almost uninhabited country! So they consolidated 6 and 50, such that they share the Skull Rock Pass route south of Notch Peak.
22 months ago. Edited 22 months ago.
slgwv
slgwv
Marjum Pass is worth a visit--my little album doesn't do it justice (flat midday light):
www.ipernity.com/doc/289859/album/454975
There's also supposed to be great trilobite collecting on the east side of the House Range, out of the Cambrian--there's even a "trilobite ranch"(!)--but I've never checked it out despite working on the Cambrian there.
22 months ago.
Don Barrett (aka DBs… has replied to slgwv
Looks like it could be quite interesting on a less bright day or at some time other than midday. I've only discovered the conversation about trilobites thanks to you and Clint -- somehow I don't think discovering them would get me very excited!
22 months ago.
Clint
Clint
I've said this before somewhere, but I don't remember whose pictures I was commenting on. But I'm extremely glad that the Permian extinction took care of the trilobites. It's fun to find the fossils (there's a bunch of them around here), but in real life they would have been freaky as hell.
21 months ago.
Don Barrett (aka DBs… has replied to Clint
Don't worry, something similar will be back as we make the climate too warm :)
21 months ago.