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Old 09-14-2015, 05:57 PM   #253
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How's the Truckee River. I read its low or almost dried up. Lived in Reno in the 70s and the river was always full flowing. 2014 the Truckee River couldn't even be measured in Sparks, NV. I read Washoe Lake between Reno and Carson City has dried up. Looks like the West will turn into a dust bowl/fire bowl.

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Old 09-15-2015, 12:14 AM   #254
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How's the Truckee River. I read its low or almost dried up. Lived in Reno in the 70s and the river was always full flowing. 2014 the Truckee River couldn't even be measured in Sparks, NV. I read Washoe Lake between Reno and Carson City has dried up. Looks like the West will turn into a dust bowl/fire bowl.

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Hi Kelvin,

We were Downtown and looked at the Truckee today. It is pretty low, but there is still some water flowing, but it is only inches deep.

Lake Tahoe now has giant beaches because the water level is so low. The small boat canals off of Lake Tahoe have floating docks resting on the banks.

Here are a few pictures. This four year drought has wreaked havoc in this area. I sure hope that they have a record rain year coming up.

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Old 09-15-2015, 12:19 AM   #255
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Lucy is camped in Reno. We spent the morning packing Moose Tags and paying some bills. This afternoon we went out and did some more touring around Reno. It is still pretty smoky here, but we still enjoyed looking around town.

We came back to Lucy for a while and relaxed. We went back out after dark to see downtown Reno after all the lights were on. It was pretty cool.

We returned to Lucy to have supper and start the preparations to break camp in the morning.

Today's pictures include:

- Reno's namesake, Union General J.L. Reno.
- Washoe County Courthouse.
- Virginia Street Bridge.
- Bridge construction.
- Truckee River.
- Smoke over Reno
- South Reno Welcome Sign.
- Downtown Reno
- Reno Arch at night.

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Old 09-16-2015, 12:58 AM   #257
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Lucy broke camp in Reno this morning, and we headed east through the Nevada countryside along Interstate 80. For the first time on this trip, we were forced to stay with the Interstate as there was no reasonable back road alternative.

As Lucy was trapped on the Interstate, she took all of the business loops on the route. We visited Fernley, Lovelock, Winnemucca, Battle Mountain, Carlin, and Elko before arriving in Wells, Nevada.

We arrived in Wells late this afternoon as a thunder storm was closing in. We decided to stop here for the night, We got Lucy set up at her campsite just before the rain let loose, the first rain we have had in a couple of weeks.

We had a nice dinner in Lucy and are hunkered-in for the night.

Today's pictures include:

- Mountains east of Reno.
- 1920 Pershing County Courthouse ion Lovelock, Nevada.
- Downtown Lovelock, Nevada.
- Tesla car charging station in Winnemucca, Nevada.
- Owl Motel in Battle Mountain features air conditioning and telephones.
- I-80 winding its way through the mountains.
- The mountains overlooking Carlin, Nevada.
- I-80 Tunnels near Elko, Nevada.
- 1910 Elko County Courthouse in Elko, Nevada.
- Rainbow over the campground in Wells, Nevada.

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I guess Tesla needs those chargers when testing their cars when the new factory comes online. Can't imagine anyone in Winnemucca has an electric car. Tesla is not allowed to sell their cars in Missouri because they don't adhere to the standard dealer business model. The auto dealer lobby has worked against Tesla. I've seen a Tesla in Nixa, MO.

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Last night's rain in northern Nevada left us with a surprise this morning. When we stepped out of Lucy this morning, we saw that the high mountains in the distance were dusted in snow. The peaks are at the 10,000 foot range.

We got Lucy packed up and headed out north on US 93 which is very desolate up to the Idaho state line. We crossed into Idaho and continued north to Twin Falls. We looked around Twin Falls and got Fred some Diesel. We also stopped at the Snake River Canyon on the north side of Twin Falls. The Canyon is about 500 feet deep and a pretty impressive site.

From Twin Falls, we continued east on I-84 over to Pocatello, Idaho. We got Lucy a nice campsite at the Bannock County Fairgrounds in Pocatello. We got Lucy set-up and took a ride to Downtown Pocatello.

On the way back to Lucy, we stopped at Wal-Mart for some supplies. It was after dark by the time that we got to the campground. The temperature here had dropped into the low 50's. We got Lucy's heater going and settled in for the night.

Today's pictures include:

- Snow on mountains in Wells, Nevada.
- Large crow with his big score.
- US 93 scenery.
- Bridge over Snake River Canyon.
- Snake River Canyon.
- Potatoe truck.
- Coming into Pocatello, Idaho.
- Fairgrounds campground.
- Greyhound Depot, Pocatello.
- Chief Theatre sign in Pocatello.

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Head north to Blackfoot to see the Potato Museum!! Just did that last week.....
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Snake River Canyon

I believe Evil Knievel tried to jump the Snake River Canyon in a "Rocket Bike" years ago, probably pretty close to where you crossed.
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Head north to Blackfoot to see the Potato Museum!! Just did that last week.....
Thank you for the tip.

It has been raining here in Pocatello this morning, so we are going to lay over here another night. We think that we will take a run up to Blackfoot and the the Potato Museum.

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I believe Evil Knievel tried to jump the Snake River Canyon in a "Rocket Bike" years ago, probably pretty close to where you crossed.

Here are several more pictures of Snake River Canyon that we took yesterday. It is a very impressive geological site, especially considering that its south rim is occupied by a major shopping center.

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Brian, if it still raining when you get back from Balckfoot, the Natural History museum at the University there in Pocatello was a pretty interesting "indoors" thing we did last week.
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Brian, if it still raining when you get back from Balckfoot, the Natural History museum at the University there in Pocatello was a pretty interesting "indoors" thing we did last week.
Thanks for the tip. We'll keep that in mind.

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