US 5: Nevada
Crossing the border into Nevada I was sorry to leave California, but happy to be entering the silver state. Although I was in a different state I was still in the Mojave Desert, and made good time in the morning along the flat and open land.
I headed to the Spring Mountains, and climbed up Mount Charleston to see the sky islands that matched their name in beauty.
I could see the wonderful buildings of Las Vegas below, but didn’t have time to drop in.
Entering the north of the state I travelled through the Great Basin Desert, and after crossing the Humboldt River I climbed up Wheeler Peak to watch the sunset.
Nevada had not disappointed, and as I could see Idaho from where I camped, I doubted if it would either.