While here at the park, we visited Ely several times, and enjoyed seeing all the historic buildings. They have a section of town that has a number of older homes that have been resored to their orignal condition, and even include many furnishings of that period. It's called Ely's Renaissance Village. It's well worth seeing. Ely was hosting the annual Arts in the Park...so Linda was in heaven... While in the area, we visited the Ward Charcoal Ovens. These are large limestone ovens that were built to make charcoal from the surrounding Juniper and Pinion Pine trees. The charcoal was used for smelting in the mining days.
After leaving Cave Lake, we stopped by Great Basin National Park, and hiked to Stella Lake. It's actually a very beautiful park...although very remotely located.
Our next stop will be Spruces Campground just east of Salt Lake City,UT.
|Cave Lake State Park - Site 33|
|I don't think this snowmobile is ready for winter...|
|Ely Train Depot|
|Hotel Nevada in downtown Ely|
|Stella Lake at 10,000 ft elevation in Great Basin National Park|