Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Cave Lake State Park - Aug 2-7, 2013

Cave Lake State Park has two separate camgrounds.  Elk Flat and Lake iew.  We chose Lake View, Site 33.  This is a first-come-first serve park, so we were lucky to get a site.  It's a beautiful location with firepit, level area with picnic table, and large enough to fit Big Bertha and the truck.  There is no internet or telephone service here, but plenty of TV channels. 
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

7 comments :

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Awesome!!!!!!

Davi said...

Love Ely such a cool old town! Need to send some of that cool air south.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What amazing photos! I'm going to google this area...I want to GO!!!

Anonymous said...

Hate to hear about "trouble" but it is a small price to pay to enjoy the beautiful places you have been! Keep having fun and posting those great pictures! Doug and Michelle

Sandie Edwards said...

Fabulous venture .... loved seeing Linda in the photographs.

S. Etole said...

Those ovens are intriguing.

Jane Wetzel said...

WOW...SO incredibly awesome! You two are doing the right thing! :) Thanks for the update pics!