( May 6th, 1980 to June 13th, 1980 )

The route for Nevada
passed through or near:
  • Lake Topaz
  • Hawthorne
  • Mina
  • Tonopah
  • Warm Springs
  • Hilo
  • Cathedral Gorge
  • Panaca
  • Route information
Jean Beam, Jr. was the Nevada Coordinator for HikaNation.

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highway hikingHighway hiking in Nevada
May 7, 1980 -- Day 26

Unfortunately this photo is not very clear and you cannot see the orange glove that is on top of Ed's walking stick, which he used to wave with at passing motorists.

On the Nevada trail with HikaNation
by Patrick O'Driscoll, Nevada State Journal



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topaz lakeA glimpse of Topaz Lake
May 9, 1980 -- Day 28

Several rest days at Topaz Lake


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approaching snowApproaching snow
May 9, 1980 -- Day 28

While leaving the Topaz Lake area, the first snow of Nevada started to blow in.


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break timeBreak time
May 14, 1980 -- Day 33

Scott practicing on the guitar and Howard just trying to stay warm on Powell Mountain ascent.


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ascendingNear the top of Powell Mtn
May 14, 1980 -- Day 33

Toni and Joe ascending Powell Mtn.


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dry lakeDry Lake in the distance
May 17, 1980 -- Day 36

One of many dry lakes encountered in Nevada.


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indian paintbrushIndian Paintbrush
May 17, 1980 -- Day 36

Red-tipped flowers, called Indian paintbrush, in the desert.


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mina, nevadaMina, Nevada
May 18, 1980 -- Day 37

Mina is barely visible in the left side of the photo-----and was barely visible when actually in the "town" too.


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ronemus and a dry lakeRonemus and another dry lake
May 20, 1980 -- Day 39




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stormNevada storm
May 22, 1980 -- Day 41

....but it was a "dry" storm, for the most part.


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town in the distanceAnother town
May 27, 1980 -- Day 46

A glimpse of another town in the distance.


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jumpJUMP !!
May 27, 1980 -- Day 46

...and not a real confident jump either.


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cliffCliff
May 31, 1980 -- Day 50

Looking down on the campsite area.


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cliffAnother view from the cliff
May 31, 1980 -- Day 50


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cliff campsiteCliff campsite
May 31, 1980 -- Day 50

Settling in at the bottom of the cliff.


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migraine campsiteMigraine campsite
June 3, 1980 -- Day 53

Beautiful campsite...but marred by having a horrible, full-blown migraine here.


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desert flowersMore Nevada desert flowers.
June 9, 1980 -- Day 59

Think this was the day the fighter jet flew overhead, about 100-200 feet above the ground. The pilots helmet was clearly visible.


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more flowersMore desert flowers
June 9, 1980 -- Day 59

...and of course I did not have my camera out when the jet flew overhead.


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Cathedral Gorge State ParkCathedral Gorge State Park
June 11, 1980 -- Day 61

Click onto photo for a short slideshow.


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Cathedral Gorge State ParkCathedral Gorge State Park
June 11, 1980 -- Day 61




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Cathedral Gorge State ParkCathedral Gorge State Park
June 11, 1980 -- Day 61




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Cathedral Gorge State ParkCathedral Gorge State Park
June 11, 1980 -- Day 61




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Cathedral Gorge State ParkCathedral Gorge State Park
June 11, 1980 -- Day 61




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nevada---utah border crossingNevada / Utah border crossing
June 13, 1980 -- Day 63

Border crossing was complete with a red carpet thrown over a cattle crossing guard.


...on to Utah


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