Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Desert Trip Day 4

Location, Beatty, NV

Today’s trip started out with another flat tire before we even got out of the parking lot. A quick trip to the tire store for repairs (a small piece of juniper wood in the tire) and we were on our way. We drove North of Lida Junction on Hwy 95 and then East on a good road to Ralston, a siding on the old Las Vegas and Tonopah rail bed. All that remains is a converted box car used for storage. This box car shows up in an old photo from 1968.

We then took a side trip to a falls in the mountains nearby. There is enough water coming out of the mountain for animals to drink.

Back to the rail bed at Ralston we continued north towards Goldfield mostly driving on the rail bed. After a stop for lunch, we continued on to Goldfield.

In Goldfield we found the remains of the old Las Vegas and Tonopah depot.

Later we drove North on Hwy 95 to Klondike which was on the Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad. It was a watering place for the railroad and there is a deep cistern near the rail bed.

We drove back to the RV Park and arrived about 5 Pm.