Death Valley Ride

Lonleyest Highway

Loneliest Highway

This is the route Linda and I took to bring our bikes back to Mesquite for the winter.

 

 

It is a very lonely road
It is a very lonely road

It’s not just a catchy name there are not very many cars that go this way but the ride was great.  My first thought was that the ride was going to be flat and straight just like the ride to Wendover.  But to my surprise there are a lot of mountain passes and some great scenery.

We rode from South Jordan to Ely the first day.  the weather was great but we were ready for a beer and some company by the time we got there.  We also needed a bath (private joke)

Eureka

Eureka

One of the very large city we passed through.  They had gas and that’s all that mattered.

The second day we were going to ride to Tonopah.  But after we saw what Tonapah looked like we continued our ride to Springdale.  that proved out to be a very good move.  Funny thing was even the gals in the hotel we where going to stay at  told us Tonopah was a dump.  First lesson in finding lodging. if the people who live in the town tell you it’s a dump… believe them.

Gas Stop

Gas Stop

Another lesson when you’re riding in the desert get gas were you find it.  Even if the gas station attendant has guns in open view. (I don’t think anyone steals gas from these guys).

 

 

Death Valley
Death Valley

Yep it was HOT.  10:00 AM it was 110 degress.

Scott's Mansion

Scott's Mansion

This is a cool Mansion right in the center of Death valley (a must see) if you’re riding through.  No one lives there now but it is cool to see.

This was the Swimming pool

This was the Swimming pool

 

From Springdale we rode through Death Valley and onto Mesquite. 

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