Friday, September 15, 2017

Great Basin Photo Expedition

Recommended by Don LeHeup

When: September 30-October 2, 2017
Where:  Caliente, Pioche, and Ely Nevada


Saturday, September 30, 2017

Come join us for a trip to northern Nevada where there are numerous photography opportunities and cooler weather!  We will meet in the Desert Vista parking lot at 8am for our trip.  Our first stop will be Caliente, NV where we will stop for lunch, and have time to photograph the picturesque train depot.  Check out the websites. Google Ely to get more info. There are several decent places to stay in Ely. The Hotel Nevada and Jailhouse Motel are centrally located in downtown Ely.

After lunch, we’ll continue on to Pioche.  We will have an opportunity to tour the “Million Dollar Courthouse”, visit Boot Hill, the Opera House, the Alamo Bar, and more.

Dinner in Pioche – at the Silver Café.

We will stay in Pioche overnight.  If you are planning to come on this trip, we recommend that you make your reservations as soon as possible.  Recommendations for lodging include:

The Overland Hotel - 775–962-5895

Motherlode Motel - 775–962-5159

Wright’s Country Cabins - 775–962-5205

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Breakfast at the Silver Café in Pioche.

After breakfast, we will continue our northward journey to Ely, NV. In Ely, options for photography include:

The Depot Museum with train ride if interested - suggest purchasing your ticket(s) online prior to our trip to ensure a seat(s), (train ride information)

Walking tour of the murals and sculptures in downtown Ely

Walking tour of Renaissance Village with examples of architecture/houses of different countries (French, Asian, English, Spanish, Italian, a restored miner’s cabin, etc.)

Lunch, and stop at ice cream shop!

Dinner in Ely

Great steaks at the Jailhouse Motel – enjoy a delicious steak in your own private jail cell!

Recommendations for lodging in Ely (recommend getting your reservation as soon as possible):

Hotel Nevada - 775–289-6665

Jailhouse Motel - 775–289-3033

Monday, October 2, 2017

Return to Las Vegas.  Possible morning stops:

McGill, NV to visit the McGill Drugstore Museum

and Elgin, NV to photograph the historic one-room schoolhouse

You may want to extend your stay on your own in northern Nevada.  There are several interesting stops:

The Great Basin National Park with Lehman Caves and the Bristlecone trail is closely

Cathedral Gorge State Park

The Charcoal Kilns

Garnet Hill, a place to grub some garnet crystals.

Company town of Ruth at the mine site

Please let Diane (email: know if you are planning to come on this trip.  Hope you can join us!

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