|No problem finding a place to park|
|Built in 1880, restored in 1993|
|Stage inside the Opera House|
|Eureka Court House|
Having been impressed with what we'd seen of Nevada state parks, we decided to check out Cave Lake State Park, 14 miles east of Ely, a larger town along 50 that sounded like a good place to do some laundry and pick up a few groceries. Luckily even on a Friday afternoon we had no trouble finding a site in the Elk Flat Campground. The other campground in the park, Lake View, was nearly full and better for smaller RVs. There was no view of the lake from any of the sites that we could see.
We took a late afternoon walk along a closed dirt road that meandered into a canyon. What a lovely area.
On Saturday morning we did a nice five mile hike on the Cave Springs trail. At 7,500' we could really feel the elevation on the uphill sections. We liked the interesting rock formations and had the trail all to ourselves.
|Did not say if he died in a climbing accident|
|The small reservoir that is Cave Lake|
We really enjoyed our weekend at Cave Lake State Park, and the Soak N Suds laundromat in Ely was one of the nicest we've been to in our travels.
Next up, Great Basin National Park.