Originally Posted by mobilehomi
Nuthin to see up north, just go to Vegas
WHAAAAA.... if you've ever been up north of vegas then you were either sleeping or sleeping.
I-15 to the 93
along the path you'll hit some great places up.
pioche - mining town. said to have been the toughest town in the west. it's said that 72(?) some odd people had died before a single person died of natural causes up there. Boot hill cemetary. Great place to go 4 wheelin as well.
continue to go up north and you'll hit places like echo canyon, kershaw ryan park, Great basin nation park(5,000year old bristlecone trees some of the oldest in the world. The melting inland glacier(not that exciting but still cool) more 4 wheeler paths.)
Edit.... if you go to the great basin ntional park... take 10 bucks(per person) and go see the Lehman Caves - just amazing.(bring a flash light as well)
Ely is a nice town as well. 240 miles from the next biggest city. Has one of the most completed/preserved old railways in the states(believe its one of 17 or so in the US) The Ely murals on all the buildings are worth seeing.
I highly recommend taking the backroads in nevada you'll see some great country. When people think of nevada they thing desert nothing out there. but when you're driving around it feels like you are driving on a canvas. it's so open and fresh. It brings a sense of calm adventure along with excitement. If anything I'd say stay away from vegas and do the vegas thing for someones wedding or a family reunion... When you get to vegas its.... *yaaaay VEGAS... cool lights.. now what....* *sir.. ma'am come gamble you money away* *what about the kids....? oh just leave em in the hotel room theres nothing else out for them besides the lights.* Vegas is just for tourists to come spend their money and walk along the strip to look at the lights so they can get some much needed exercise and go home just so they can say hey... I've been to Vegas.