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wimc
11-04-2011, 04:05 PM
in Southern Oregon and Northern Nevada, plan to drive highway 140 into Nevada, then highway 95, possibly highway 95 to 205.

I just have a car, to let you know. I don't mind gravel roads if they are decent enough.

Just need info from people that traveled in those areas to tell me difficulty or ease of GT's or must see locations not related to GT's.

Thank you

wimc
02-26-2012, 08:46 PM
No one, well, doesn't matter, have to hold off on this trip anyway for another time.

Would have been June of this year.

Tsarevna
03-04-2012, 11:18 PM
Sorry I can't suggest anything. Haven't been to that part of the country. I don't think it really gets a lot of visitors.

wimc
03-04-2012, 11:25 PM
Thanks for responding anyway though.

Would be a nice road trip, but not sure when I'll be able to attempt it.

David A. Wright
03-05-2012, 08:36 PM
Sorry I can't suggest anything. Haven't been to that part of the country. I don't think it really gets a lot of visitors.
And that's the beauty of it ;-D

wimc
03-09-2012, 08:06 AM
And that's the beauty of it ;-DAgree with you there.

And if anyone been around those parts, let me know whats to see.

josta
03-10-2012, 10:40 AM
Highway 205? You mean 215 in Las Vegas?

John

wimc
03-10-2012, 11:16 AM
Yes Highway 205 in Oregon, there are 2 towns along that road. One is Frenchglen (http://www.southernoregon.com/frenchglen/index.html) and other is Fields (http://www.southernoregon.com/fields/index.html).

bob3 was bob2
04-03-2012, 07:58 PM
You could always visit tunnel camp (http://www.exploreforums.com/gallery/album/15-tunnel-camp-nevada-ghost-town/) if it's not to far out of the way for you.

wimc
04-08-2012, 08:22 AM
Thank you bob3.

When I go, hopefully explore what I can, depends how long the road trip lasts.

ghcoe
04-09-2012, 03:18 PM
That is a nice drive from Burns down through Frenchglen, Fields. When we went we drove down to Fields and then back up to the highway on the east side of the Stiens. You sould be able to drive to the Alvord desert overlook. The road up starts close by Frenchglen also near Fields is Borax Hot lake. Still some old workings there for when they mined the Borax for soap. Yup the old 20 mule team Borax. Also be sure to stop and have a world famous milk shake at Fields!

wimc
04-09-2012, 04:16 PM
Thank you very much for the information, ghcoe.

Love milk shakes, makes for a good break time.

wimc
03-07-2013, 08:40 PM
Hoping to make that road trip June 2014. Providing nothing happens in between.

teds280z
03-08-2013, 06:53 AM
A real good resource is the benchmark atlas and Stanly Paher's book, Nevada Ghost and Mining Towns

wimc
03-08-2013, 09:15 AM
A real good resource is the benchmark atlas and Stanly Paher's book, Nevada Ghost and Mining Towns
Thank you, will have to look into those.

teds280z
03-08-2013, 05:52 PM
Oh yea meant to tell you Stan was instrumental in the mapping of the Nevada Atlas. In fact he did a lot of it

wimc
03-24-2013, 01:43 PM
Well, after thinking about this, I'll find/see whatever comes my way.

hangeremerald
08-08-2016, 11:50 PM
You must see an almost perfect Ghost town in Dunton Hotsprings Colorado. This is a former mining camp with a lot of people during the 1905. Many people left the place when it was exhausted. Now the place can be rented for a special event like weddings. You can witness a vintage ambiance but cellphones are not allowed.

hangeremerald
05-21-2018, 04:47 AM
would love too see one xD