S(Nevadan)TF!!! You're seeing that little smiley face correctly, ladies and gentlemen!! TREKRR AND I FOUND THE CACHE!
Alright, children – its time to learn the Nevada GeoCachers ABC’s, courtesy of Delorme. Ready?
We’ve been to Alamo, Belmont, Caliente, Denio, Elko, Frenchman, Golden Arrow, Hawthorne, Ione, Jackpot, Kingston Junction, Lockes, Midas, Nixon, Olinghouse, Panaca, Quinn River Crossing, Rachel, Stonehouse, Tuscarora, Unionville, Vya, Wonder, Yerington, and Zephyr Cove… but wait, where’s X? Oh yeah, X marks the very Center of Nevada!
YEE HAW! What a trip! Thought I’d seen this beautiful state before, now I know I ain’t seen 10% of the wonders that the desert holds. From forgotten ghost towns to exotic landscapes; ancient history and modern marvels, we’ve explored every niche that we could find. Suffered a blizzard on Memorial Day outside of Austin, lived as the temperature reached 118 degrees in Pahranagat Valley, risked the major fires in Elko County (all billion of them), discovered Gabbs has one gas station that is closed in the middle of the day, drove a last minute evening marathon to the Black Rock desert and refused to accept a third DNF as we poked into a tire monument, and dodged coyotes, Morman crickets, deer, antelope, crows, the occasional skwerl, and most annoying of all - suicidal rabbits. However, a mere 6 miles from the final cache, for the first time in 26 years, we saw an amazing herd of BIGHORN SHEEP!!! That totally made this trip!
This has a permanent place in my favorite caches. Thank you for reintroducing me to my own home state. Now, we've just ordered the rumored Best Burger in the World - following the other Nevadan's (Geo-Jeepers) example of logging in at Middlegate, so time to chow down.
T- Two lonely Travel Bugs, and an Acorn pin. L-6-in-1 Emergency Light