In our last post, we mentioned that Great Basin National Park is on the eastern side of Nevada and that Nevada is not flat at all (as I had previously assumed).
It’s a long way from the eastern side of Nevada to central California which was our next destination. For us, that required more time on the “Loneliest Road In America” (Route 50) and a couple of nights in towns along the way. This post is to share some pictures from those places as well as from the drive.
On Wednesday, June 14th, we drove 350 miles in about six hours, making it almost all the way across the state. We stopped in Fernley, NV (just east of Reno) for the night at the Desert Rose RV Park.
The next day we drove through Donner Pass as we climbed up and raced down the Sierra Nevada mountains, a very interesting ride, on our way into California for the second time on this trip. We drove to the wine country town of Lodi in California’s central valley for the night. Fun place, even got to stop at a winery, although it was too late to get in for the tasting.
The following day we made our way to a great RV park called Park Sierra, a co-op run by Escapees RV Club members located in Coarsegold, CA. Although we didn’t know it at the time, this would become Our Way’s “home” for the next three weeks, but, we’ll share more on that in future posts. We originally planned to leave the RV here for the next eight days and use the Jeep and our tent and camping gear to visit King’s Canyon, Sequoia and Yosemite National Parks. It would save us a lot of RV driving and we couldn’t get our RV into a couple of these parks anyway.
So, there is your preview of the topics for our upcoming posts…