Camping Nevada Desert April 2018

Finally I found a break in the cold weather, to take a short camping trip to Northern Nevada, just me and dogs. Four days and three night, then the rain came in so we came back home.  The second trip this year to Nevada.

First place we camped was a boondocking area north of route 80.  GPS 40.067575, -118.67937 across from the Humboldt State Wildlife Preserve. Only one other camper was there and wonderfully quiet with great views.  At night I could see the trucks all lit up moving along the highway in the distance.  Looked like Christmas lights.

Then the next day we traveled up the highway to Rye Patch state park.  A really sweet camp site right on the lake.  Only a couple other campers in the area I was in.  Not free but $15 was cheap enough.  GPS 40.469, -118.311.

Final stay was outside of Winnemucca up Water Canyon, BLM land so it was free.  GPS 40.925, -117.6736.  Not a lot of sites but I got the one at the end of the road in a grove of Aspen trees on a nice creek and at the trail head going up the canyon.  The boys and I did a two mile hike up to a boy scout yurt.   The four mile round trip was good for old Ben.  Charlie could have done another five miles easy.  He made up for it with investigative excursions along the way.  Views were outstanding.  I even flew the drone as far as I could until I lost control so it automatically flew back to the starting point.  Once the day hikers and fishermen we gone it was a nice lonely spot to spend the night.

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Author: Geoff

Quick rundown: Grew up in Lombard, Illinois, went to Arizona State University, worked as a CPA with Arthur Andersen & Co, then Laventhal and Horwath, then Rolling Stones, then Heron International, then Goodby Berlin and Silverstein in San Francisco. Moved to the foothills in 1990 and traded futures and designed websites. Married to Kate Stewart, now living in Colfax, CA. We have six grandchildren. I enjoy camping in our RV, hiking, kayaking, fishing, droning and cross country skiing Also conga drumming, photography and dogs.

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