We dined at the 5-star Border Inn Restaurant and had a special surprise giant cookie dessert Drew brought with him from SLC.
The next day, while Lucy and her coworker Aaron finished installing another gage, this time with some serious physical labor of digging a 240-foot trench by hand and sawing concrete
Drew set up our wilderness hut (tent) in one of the best campgrounds either of us had ever stayed – the Baker Creek campground in Great Basin National Park .
We enjoyed a fabulous hike through the bristlecone pine grove up to 10,800 feet on the Glacier Trail
Caught a great view of the dissected alluvial fans along the northern Snake Range,
and later returned to our cool and shady nest for the night. A deer visited our campsite,
and although pit toilets are not the finest choice of facilities, this one has got to be the nicest pit toilet on the planet.
On the drive out we wondered if this funny sign was just a joke
But no, in fact, an actual marmot was on the roadside not 50 feet from the sign.
Another wildlife sighting was this gigantic beetle. This thing was 2.5 inches long.
To commemorate three year of marriage, what does a cycling couple that went mountain biking on their honeymoon do but go biking! The last day of our trip involved a short, hot ride in Nevada’s Snake Range exploring abandoned mine shafts and the most amazing patriotic display of wildflowers ever.