Camping - Hawthorne, NV


We made the trip from Stockton to this campground today. We don’t usually drive for more than four hours per leg, but we wanted to exit California before stopping for the night. This trip, using the scenic route we took, was a little under six hours of driving time.

We used CA 88 out of Stockton across the Sierras (still lots of snow, BTW) and thence via US 395 back into California for s spell and then across the desert just north of Mono lake into Nevada again terminating here in Hawthorne. We were as high as 8,500 feet MSL and are at 4300 feet at “Whiskey Flats.”

Tomorrow won’t be as scenic as we make our way across the great basin of Nevada. Tomorrow’s destination is in the little town of Ely at the confluence of US 50 and US 6 in Eastern Nevada. We will report in at that time.

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