Nevada, being largely desert, is one of the emptier states. Many of the cities and towns actually lie on the borders with other states – taking advantage of the built-in markets for gambling, which is legal and widespread in Nevada.
But once you leave the gambling meccas of Reno, Las Vegas, and the like, most of the rest of the state looks like this:
Bare brown hills…
Bare brown mountains…
And bare beige hills and mountains. The color – or lack thereof – really stands out here, as becomes very apparent when you move on to redder areas like Arizona or Utah. Earth tones seem to permeate the atmosphere itself.
And even the greens of the sagebrush and other plants appear muted, almost blending into the desert floor.
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