The dream has always been to be able to amble around the country, immersing ourselves in remote locations interspersed with visits to our far flung family and friends. This trip was all about starting to use Treksy for longer hauls to do just that. What we love about our travel trailer is we always have our glamped out apartment on wheels behind us, even in some truly rugged spots. This allows us to travel in comfort, with Lyger the amazing 14 year old glamping adventure cat convert!
On this leg of our trip - highlighted in Episode 3 - to Colorado we started with a lovely stop in Sparks and our first experience moochdocking. Our friends and gracious hosts, Leslie and Mike, have a truly beautiful little corner of desert paradise carved out complete with an orchard, chickens, and a pack of adorable dogs! They were kind enough to let us park the rig in the spacious backyard for a few days. While there we took a short day trip to Pyramid Lake.
We were initially set on going to Great Basin National Park but the weather was looking pretty sketchy. So we decided an interstate vs the loneliest highway in America might be best for our first time hauling through a thunderstorm. That thunderstorm proved to be a doozy and forced a fly decision to go to Elko. This began the first of many, be in the moment and adapt as necessary learnings this trip would enlighten us with.
We stayed at Iron Horse RV Resort in Elko. RV resorts aren't really our jam because the spaces are tight, the neighbors are random at times, they are noisier than we like, and so on and so forth. BUT when we pulled in at sunset, in a rainstorm, after booking on line 30 minutes prior, and the check-in then took all of 5 seconds ... our rose colored glasses fit perfectly, and we settled in just fine.
We had chosen Elko on the fly because a friend had said check out the Ruby Mountains if you can on our way to Colorado and they are right near by. So after a good nights rest we went to the amazing Lamoille Canyon.
Turns out there is so much more to Nevada than Las Vegas. We're glad we took the gamble!