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Old 03-18-2013, 07:10 PM   #1
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South Central Nevada Snow & Road Conditions

Four of us are going to begin exploring the dirt roads and mining towns of South Central Nevada and the Toiyabe National Forest. We are planning to ride Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Four days would be better because we could then make it all the way to Austin, NV but that will have to wait for another trip.

Any information and feedback from those of you who have already ridden there is appreciated because some of the mountain passes are over 10,000 feet.

I am planning this trip with the Nevada Road & Recreation Atlas by Benchmark Maps, 2012 Third Edition, Revised. This was recommended by another inmate and it is by far the best Atlas I have ever bought. All roads and attractions referenced will be from this Atlas.

I am also using Garmin Mapsource software and will be using a Garmin Zumo. I like mapsource because I can switch to Google Earth in the view tab and see if my route is taking me where I want to go. I am also using Google Earth and street view to find what I am looking for. Finding gas stations is the biggest challenge so if you know where the gas stations are in South Central Nevada, please let me know.

Day One:
We plan to ride from Big Pine, California to Silver Peak, NV and spend the first night in Tonopah. We plan to get gas in Dyer. I hope they are not the kind of place that runs out.

Day two:
We ride east on highway 6 to the Saulsbury Rest Area and then head north into the Toiyabe National Forest on road 056 and explore the historic mining towns of Belmont and Manhattan on our way to the town of Carvers on highway 376 where we hope to find gas.

Need to know if Carvers or Hadley actually have gas!!!!!!!

Then we ride north to Ophir City Mining remains and head west over the pass which takes us up to 10,000 ft. Is it passable this time of year on road 017???? Anyone been there lately?

Then ride S/W on 21 to Berlin Ichthyosaur State Park. Then work our way back to Tonopah for the night.

Day three we ride back to Big Pine via Silver Peak and head home.

Here is the area I hope to explore but know it will take many trips to even get a glimpse of this 150 mile X 80 mile area. Should be fun.



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