Thursday September 28, 2023 Indian Reservation Nevada
I woke up at the state line by the two cabins and the gas pumping station near by. Right away a rancher drove by and then two maintenance trucks drove into the gas pumping station. It seems like I came in from the back way yesterday as now there is a lot of traffic coming in from the direction I’m going today, towards the Reservation.
I had about thirty miles to go today to get back to the reservation store for gas.
They were having some kind of big roundup on the Reservation. There were Indians and other white guys from other ranches. They seemed to be sorting out cattle on the go and each taking theirs off, either on foot or in trailers.
These are only a few of the trailers parked along the rode where they were working the cattle. They use these to bring their work horses out and also use some of them to haul some cattle back to their ranches.
Load them up
I stopped short of these guys as I could see they were working on getting some cattle loaded in one of the trailers. That’s easier said than done. It took about 45 minutes for them to get them into the trailer before I could pass without causing trouble. I really didn’t mind the wait as it’s all just part of the trip.
Gas and internet
That was the last batch I had to wait for so I made it to the Reservation Store in about another half hour where I gassed up the van and then headed here to use the internet, the Tribal Courts building.
Studied the maps
I studied the maps and looked at how much time I had left in the day and made plans to make it back to the Willow Creek Reservoir to camp for the night. I had about an hour and a half of driving to make it to the reservoir, Mostly all back roads.
It wasn’t far past that spring to Willow Creek Reservoir where I pulled onto the dam to camp for the night.
Tomorrow, I plan to drive to Winnemucca to gas up and then start heading west. I’ll be trying a new route to get back to the forest that I was at earlier in the trip where I plan to spend some time.