Thursday September 21, 2023 Nevada Desert
If I’d gone north to get on highway 140 east, it would of been three more hours and a lot of miles so I choose the south route
Just below where they hold the Burning Man thing, I turned east on a mine haul road that ended up in Winnemucca, but I had a road planned to turn north before I got to that town.
But the road that I was going to turn north on was a bust. It was a real old very narrow road that didn’t look like anyone had used it in years, so that meant I was going to end up at Winnemucca instead, which was ok as that’s the way I used to go to where I’m headed and I know the roads without maps.
I got gas in Winnemucca and then got on highway 80 east a few miles to a place called Golconda which has a haul road out to a lot of big mines and that’s the road I needed to head northeast to where I was headed.
It was a little over an hour to Willow Creek Reservoir where I planned to camp on the dam. There’s just one little flat spot there and I took it. The road is a dead end on the dam top. No one else was in the area, but me, even around the reservoir.
I’m in for the night and will make plans to continue on up the road to the north east tomorrow.