|One of MANY mountain ranges in Nevada|
Wednesday, Oct 23
Today our rv travels took us from Pioche, Nevada through Ely and Eureka to Spencer Hot Springs southeast of Austin, Nv.
Our overnight stay in Pioche “park” was
relatively quiet until I heard a barking dog way off in the distance around 2
am. He didn’t bark long but still. He had been barking earlier in the evening as
well. The people in the other rv
eventually turned off their generator as well.
There are only ten sites with water and dump at Site. Not
sure what my donation will be yet.
|Windmill farm enroute to Spencer Hot Springs|
We arrived in the afternoon at Spencer Hot
Springs and scoped out the spring pools.
This spring is at the end of a 5.5 mile gravel road and then on a dirt
road for 1 mile. Before even getting on the gravel road you are 12 miles from Austin (listed as a semi-ghost town but I wouldn't consider it that) and even longer from Eureka or two hours drive to Tonopah...pretty much out in the middle of nowhere. You can see the spring
area from the road as it is in a valley.
The pools are dotted on the hillside and not right next to each other
although 1 source feeds three of them and the high pool is on its on spring
Since it was roughly 72 degrees
outside, I chose to wait until the evening when it cooled down some to get into
a pool that is around 101 degrees…and not all the way in as that is too hot for me.There were 3
other cars there and with four pools to choose from we had one all to ourselves
tonight. The added bonus was that
Nevada is night sky territory! With no
population light glow to interfere, the night stars rule! The last big treat was when I heard a loud
noise come from up the hill; before my brain had a chance to register what it
was, David blurted out, “Donkeys”…wild burros to be exact. We haven’t seen any but have seen lots of foot
prints and donkey poo. So a good time was
had by all. (Looking back I should add I was soon not going to like that sound.)
|hiking to Hickison Petroglyphs|