Monday, June 18, 2018

Ghost Town


This is the ghost town of Coaldale, Nevada, located along US 6 east of Tonopah and just west of the California border. When travel was slower and travelers needed more frequent places to stop little town like this could survive in the desert. Modern economics, good roads (including interstate highways), and fuel efficient vehicles killed off many little towns like this.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Oasis


The territory crossed by US 6 in Nevada is almost entirely desert, but there are occasional sources of water. This open water is located just off US 6 near the tiny ghost town of Warm Springs, Nevada.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Lonely Mountains


As US 6 heads west it cuts across some of the loneliest, and most beautiful, parts of Nevada. This is another view of the mountains in Great Basin National Park, taken on US 6 near the tiny town of Baker, Nevada.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Open Road


On my recent road trip I drove US 6 from Iowa out to its terminus in California. This classic open road view was taken in far western Utah. The mountains on the horizon are part of Great Basin National Park in Nevada. The mountain the road is pointing directly at is Bald Mountain.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Old Times on US 6


This is an old Sinclair station in the tiny town of Elberta, Utah, along US 6.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Continental Divide


On my recent driving trip to California I drove US 6 from Iowa to its western terminus in California. In the Rocky Mountains of Colorado US 6 goes over Loveland Pass, which at 12,000 feet in altitude forms part of the Continental Divide. This is a panoramic view of the Rockies, looking north from the top of the pass.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Fort Morgan Afternoon


I recently took a long driving trip out to southern California and back. I will be posting photos from that trip over then next few weeks. To start, here is a nice afternoon photo taken in Fort Morgan, Colorado, northeast of Denver. The trees are lining the banks of the South Platte River. I have been going to Colorado regularly my whole life and while I love the mountains, I particularly love the wide open skies of the eastern Colorado Plains.