Monday, June 25, 2007

Climbing mountains to Carson City

Location, Carson City, NV

I need to add some info for our stay at Mammoth before I continue. The temperature was fantastic at the mid 80’s during the day and high 30’s to low 40’s at night. We did have wind but it really didn’t prevent us from doing anything. It is really a special place in the pine trees of the Eastern Sierra.

A drive north on Hwy 395 today gets us to Carson City, NV, Capitol of the State of Nevada. The drive was uneventful except for the 3 mountain passes you climb. The highest elevation is just over 8,000 ft. We are stopping at Silver City RV Park which is a nice park with Wi-fi (for a fee of $4.99 per day) plus $2.00 for cable TV. The total came as a shock at $41.84 for one night.

The big fire at Lake Tahoe makes the air smoky and with the temperature around 85 degrees, it is uncomfortable.

We drove back south near Gardnerville to the old town of Genoa. Genoa was the first town in Nevada and was established an 1851. There are several old buildings in the downtown area and lots and lots of new large homes nearby. It obviously is a bedroom community for Carson City.

We topped of with fuel at the service station connected to the RV Park at $3.09 per gallon. We actually saw fuel at $2.99 per gallon at Topaz Lake but I really didn’t need fuel at that point.