We ended the summer with one final expedition to Great Basin National Park. This was all The Captain’s idea and it even involved actual camping.
We arrived just in time to get the final camping spot on the mountain. This was good because we got a spot. But, it was bad because it was very cold and windy. In fact, we must have hit freezing temperatures because the water station had icicles around it in the morning.
After settling in at the camp ground, The Captain led us on a hike along the Alpine Lake Loop. We saw Lakes Stella and Teresa. We also collected several walking sticks on the trek.
Back at camp it we saw wild turkeys cooked dinner and made s’mores. But the cold and wind drove the kids and I into the tent. Once we were snuggled inside all was well.
A post-midnight potty break woke everyone up and we had a dazzling view of the stars. It is amazing how many stars are hidden fr view especially in Las Vegas.
A chilly morning was made a little warmer with some hot chocolate and coffee plus a little oatmeal whipped up by The Captain.
Next, it was off to Lehman Caves.
All this was followed by a picnic lunch and a trip to an old mining ghost town. Very little of the town is left and we mainly explored the cemetery.
Then came the long drive home.