Tuesday, 30 August 2011
Tonopah to Ely
Traffic along the Tonopah - Ely road is not exactly heavy. Along the 168 mile stretch of road there is precisely nothing.
In the 1980s they built and tested the Stealth Bomber here, as the only inhabitants to watch it were snakes. There really is nothing but scrubland, mountain and desert for mile after mile. It is utterly silent and when we stopped at lunchtime, we could still see the point at which we started 19 miles earlier!
Posted by Steve Pope at 05:47