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Lamoille Canyon

(Lamoille NV) The Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway went 12 miles up into the Ruby Mountains climbing almost 3,000 ft and ending at a parking area at 8,800. Several peaks over 11,000 ft were visible along the way. Referred to as the “Alps of Nevada”, it certainly had that look and feel. The paved road had […]

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Ruby Mountains

(Ruby Valley NV) The snow capped Ruby Mountains extended for miles just to the west of US-93 as I drove north. At Hastings Cut-off, I turned onto NV-229 and headed toward the peaks. It passed by mostly ranches with a few access roads into the forest and mountains. Secret Pass Turning south at the mountains […]

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Ward Charcoal Ovens

(nr Ely NV) The Ward Charcoal Ovens was a quick side trip to see the historic kilns. They were important in their day for producing fuel that smelters used at the mines. 16,000 bushels per day were needed to process ore. The state has done a good job preserving them and telling their story. In […]

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