The Loneliest Road – Photos

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How wonderful it is to be completely alone sometimes…

Telephone Poles

Just me and the telephone poles…

Rock "Graffiti" Along Highway 50

Rock “graffiti” along Highway 50 in Nevada. There’s miles and miles of it – “signatures” assembled from dark rocks on the desert sand. What a creative way of leaving your mark! I considered making one of my own – but I thought this question mark spoke pretty well for me…

Loneliest Road II

It was a dark and stormy night on The Loneliest Road – with no cars in sight.

Highway 50 Sign

I spent my last night in Nevada in a mid-sized (for Nevada) town called Ely, which is at the eastern end of The Loneliest Road. I slept in the parking lot of a casino, which are often good places to sleep because they have round-the-clock traffic and it’s fairly easy to escape notice, at least in low-security venues. This one also had a readily-accessible bathroom – and the above sign in its front lobby.

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12 thoughts on “The Loneliest Road – Photos

  1. Charli Mills

    Did you pass through Fallon, Nevada? That’s the Hub’s hometown. Nevada is stark, yet wondrous. So many geological anomalies. So many ghost towns. Ely has genuine buckaroos, too! Buckaroos are from northern California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Idaho.

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    1. lorilschafer Post author

      I did go through Fallon – it’s practically the big city on Hwy. 50! Hey, does this area play into your histories at all? I did stop at a neat old cemetery in Austin – didn’t find any long-lost graves from the Hickok clan, though :)

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    1. Charli Mills

      Yup! Bigger than Ely, Nevada! I always wonder about the names of towns. Often they say that the founding townspeople came from a place by that name…maybe there’s a connection.

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      1. TanGental

        We had a holiday in Sri Lanka a few years back, driving about. Up in the mountain foothills in amongst the tea plantations we came on this time community of pickers called Hethersett which is a tiny village in Norfolk with about the same number of people as in Sri Lanka. We did wonder if the English people drank the same tea. The other connection was the amount of rain which would have made those settlers very much at home. Different temperature mind you!

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    1. lorilschafer Post author

      Thanks, I’ll try! Although, what with running all my equipment and all, it’s a good thing I’m on all these open, empty roads, because I am not doing my usual little-old-lady-hunched-over-the-steering-wheel thing. Wait ’til you see my videos of my passenger seat – ugh!

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