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Old 07-15-2016, 08:01 PM   #21
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If you are into casinos you can stay in Wendover Nv, when you visit GB National Park but it is really in the middle of nowhere...but you could see the Bonneville Salt Flats as well.
Or if you want to go east on US 50 (100 miles between services at the state line and Delta UT) at least stop and admire Notch Peak on the north side of the road in the House range. It is the second highest cliff in the US.

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Old 07-15-2016, 10:21 PM   #22
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We went to Great Basin NP in Baker, NV a few years ago, on our way to Moab for mountain biking. Highlights of the park are the ancient bristlecone pines and the caves, but, during our visit, there was a solar eclipse. The park was in an ideal location for viewing the eclipse so it brought a large influx of visitors, many more people than the area is accustomed to. There are very few restaurants in Baker; we stopped at one and it was closed because they ran out of food - we asked if there was anyplace else to eat and were told the only other place had also run out of food! We bought some packaged food at the store next door to the restaurant and went back to eat it at our charming B&B, which was really a spare bedroom in the hostess' trailer home. The evening before the eclipse they held stargazing sessions in the main parking lot of the NP, complete with high powered telescopes and professional astronomers, one of them dressed up as Galileo. The next day they set up viewing areas for the eclipse and handed out the special sunglasses. Galileo showed up again, the appointed hour arrived and...clouds started to roll in. Only the very earliest stage of the eclipse was visible from our vantage point.

In spite of the clouds we had a very fun and memorable visit, and I would recommend it to anyone. It's definitely off the beaten path but that is part of its charm. Everyone we met was extremely friendly and seemed happy to explain the park's attractions.

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Great Basin - it's just a great place (like all national parks).

I stayed in Ely which is about 65 miles away and went to the park two times. There isn't much in Ely and the accommodations aren't fancy - but they do have a good grocery store and some shops if you need something extra.

Yes, it's in the middle of range land: but enjoy the views, you won't find them anywhere else in the western US. The basin and range topography is breathtaking at dawn and sunset.
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Back in my younger days, I spent 12 days backpacking on Isle Royale, with 2 buddies of mine (before any of us were married). Great trip, lots of good memories. Took the small boat out of Copper Harbor, MI to get there and back (it was cheaper than taking the boat or plane out of Houghton). That was interesting...... Lake Superior was nice and calm on the ride over, but stormy with big waves on the way back (they almost decided to cancel that day, but didn't). Since I get seasick in big waves, that was the least fun part of the whole trip
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Originally Posted by braumeister View Post
Perhaps you've already gotten the impression that Alaska is not a terribly crowded place (apart from Anchorage, I guess).
I'll try to remember to let you know Tuesday.

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