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    Default tonopah

    Originally posted by jani

    : greetings.. i am going to spend this weekend looking around the tonopah area, can anyone recomend some interesting sites in that area?

    : thanks
    : jani


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    Default Re: tonopah

    Originally posted by Yet Another Bob

    : Sorry Jani but could you give us some details

    : First I'm assuming you mean the Tonopah in Nevada, not Arizona

    : Please advise what you consider interesting?

    : Good ruins (Tonopah, Goldfield, Belmont, etc...

    : Solitude (Silver Bow, Golden Arrow, Longstreet Canyon)

    : History (Museum in Tonopah, Shawn Hall's Mining Park in Tonopah, ...)

    : Natural settings (Old ranch just north of Silver Bow, Peavine, Pott's Ranch and Diana's Punch bowl (Private Land),

    : Neat Characters (Belmont, Gold Point, Silver Peak, Montezuma...

    : Other Points harder to get to places? What kinda of vehicle do you have?

    : Exploring where you hiking over a hill might find an basically untouched cabin (Bellehelen, Gilbert, Oriental Wash, ...

    : Little know places... (Eden, Paymaster, Southern Klondyke...

    : Kinda neat to know what you mean by around Tonopah. 10 Miles, 100 Miles?

    : Sorry, lots of questions and few answers.


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    Default Re: tonopah

    Originally posted by jani

    : okay... tonopah nv. ... going to spend the weekend looking around for stuff like town sites, old mines, buildings, i have been to many sites in california and am trying to expand my vacations into nevada. i have a suv and prefer to see stuff that is not right on the road, and i dont mind walking a bit, as long as it is not raining to much. ..i will try to see as much as i can get in a day... i apprecitate any help you can give.. thanks... jani


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    Default Re: tonopah

    Originally posted by kathy

    : Jani, Bob gave some great suggestions. Having lived
    : all my life in the mid-west, I found Tonopah, itself,
    : to be very interesting. I think Belmont is a MUST-SEE.
    : Reading tombstones can be interesting, especially
    : if you're into genealogy, at all. Just wish I could
    : join you...... :O)
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    Default Out from Tonopah

    Originally posted by Yet Another Bob

    : First time, just one weekend, make some time to just root around Tonopah.

    : A trip south on 95 to Goldfield, maybe take the dirt road past the cemetery up and over down toward Gold Point, or go back toward Silver Peak, the back way past Montezuma or the paved (somewhat) road past Alkai Springs and maybe head up past Coyote Springs (worth a root) and over to Fish Lake Valley. There is a haul road at the top of the hill and you could work north, take in Columbus and get back toward 95, cross and root around Gilbert.

    : A trip east on 6, then North toward Big Smokey Valleyis a must. Maybe check out Peavine first, through Manhattan (investigate), then over the hill an up to Belmont (Good place to get lunch), then head north up to Potts if you have time (You could also go up over North Umberland Pass or past Jefferson and get back to Big Smokey Valley.

    : A trip out 6 to the Kawich mountains (Stay on west side for Golden Arrow, Silver Bow if you have time, kinda long trip but worth it. Or go up over Bellehelen and explore Reveille Valley, either going south to Cedar Pipe Ranch or up over to the various Reveille towns would also be fun. Maybe find time to get to Tybo before you lose the sunlight.

    : My best advice is use to today to surf Shawn Hall's Website and get an idea of where you want to go. Another nifty, little traveled to place is Simon. Tonopah is such a great base of operations, it is hard to pinpoint just a long weekend schedule. Whatever you decide, you'll have a ball. Stop by the museums, maybe pick up a Shawn's Nye County Book. I'm sure Kathy and I will vicariously enjoy a trip report when you get back.
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    Default Re: tonopah

    Originally posted by Mike B.

    : I'll second Kathy's suggestion on Belmont! Visited there in July 2000, and I
    : could have spent the whole day there! They've probably made more progress in
    : restoring some of it since then, especially the courthouse, but the
    : old "main drag" section has been left to the elements. Also, be sure to
    : visit the cemetery.

    : The road to Belmont isn't the best but at least it's paved (or was). I would
    : have liked to go over to Manhattan, but at the time the road between Belmont
    : and Manhattan was badly washboarded and I aborted the trip at the request of
    : my stomach.

    : Also, how about Tybo? About an hour drive E on US6, it was totally deserted
    : when I was there except for one kept-up house (caretakers?) and some more
    : contemporary power lines thru the valley. There's about 7-8 miles of gravel
    : road to get there, but you can probably do it with 2WD.

    : When I was in Tonopah, I was directed to a U.S. Forestry office (I think) just
    : off US95 on the S side of town, where they were very helpful in giving me
    : updates on road conditions around the area.

    : Mike B.


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    Default YOU MUST STOP BY THE TONOPAH HISTORIC MINING PARK!

    Originally posted by Cat and Ripley

    : Jani,
    : If your going to be going through Tonopah then DEFINITELY stop by the Tonopah Historic Mining park and meet Shawn Hall, author of 4 Nevada ghost town books! He'll fill ya in on the cool spots in the area to visit!
    : HAPPY EXPLORING! ~ Cat and Ripley

    : : greetings.. i am going to spend this weekend looking around the tonopah area, can anyone recomend some interesting sites in that area?

    : : thanks
    : : jani


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