Great Basin 2014

The Great Basin National Park is located on the eastern side of Nevada near the Utah border. A hunt for a place to sleep, away from the side of the highway, led us south towards the small town of Baker, NV and the Great Basin Park. Little did we know how much this stunning landscape had to offer. There are vast groves of bristlecone pines, the oldest known living tree, all over the park. And at the foothills of Wheeler Peak resides Lehman caves. Casey and I decided to take a tour of the cave, being our first of one with it’s size and stature. It was unbelievable! The limestone cave hosts some of the largest ‘shield’ features (shown in the 5th picture) as well as tons of stalactites, helictites, soda straws, cave popcorn and many other formations. See which one’s you can pick out! There are so many nooks and crannies of this world that we’ve been fortunate to see. There’s no telling what you might find in a search for a quiet place to sleep.

JH 10/9/14

Brave Explorations. Soulful Discoveries.

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