GSM 2015 March Nevada - Day 6
May 24, 2015Public
Photo: Tonopah pioneer cemetery near the Clown Motel. Was active during the mining boom.
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Photo: Graves of brothers who both died in an ore car  accident.
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Photo: Our caravan parks to examine a dry lake bed.
Photo: Dry lake bed covered with mineral deposits.
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Photo: Sierra Nevada Mountains in the background
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Photo: While a few vehicles are scouting for our next stop, Jenny & Michelle climb a nearby hill.
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Photo: After some scouting, we found "The Sump". It was well worth the hunt.
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Photo: For a description of The Sump, see http://backyardtraveler.blogspot.com/2006/10/sumpstrange-name-but-amazing-place.html
Photo: We hike down into The Sump
Photo: The Sump is a geological wonderland with stumps of petrified wood, beautiful eroded cliffs and unusual clay spires and other formations.
Photo: The Sump is one of those hidden treasures you occasionally stumble upon when exploring Nevada.
Photo: The Sump doesn’t show up on many maps (it’s not on the official state highway map) and it’s not mentioned in any of the major Nevada guidebooks.
Photo: But despite its obscurity, the Sump is worthy of a visit should you find yourself traveling on U.S. 95 between Hawthorne and Tonopah.