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Old 10-04-2012, 11:40 AM   #69
The Dude Abides
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Ok, i have a short time slice here at work, so here is the beginning of Day 3 -- which probably contained the most beautiful scenery of the trip (though that is debatable, as you will see in future reports). After another meal in downtown Jarbidge, we began our day:

Notice the way the shovel heads spell out Jarbidge? Clever!

After screwing around the with impossible powerline road that Mastermarine referenced, we took the main route south up and out of the canyon. We soon crested the pass at 8500 feet:

Immediately to the right was a road that climbed quite a bit further, so...of course...we felt compelled to take it.

If I recall, the peak elevation was 8900 feet. Pictures from the top:

Amazing fuel injection: The grossly overloaded 250 motored to the top. The Husky 610 was fine, but sure blubered at that elevation!

Then it was into the valley of astounding awe. We probably lost an hour stopped at every turning and just staring at the scenery. Simple spectacular. This is Nevada, right?

And one of my favorites -- documenting the gawking:

Back to work. More of day 3 later...

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