Saturday, 3 September 2011

Utah here we come!

Now that we've passed Ely and are approaching the Utah border, the scenery is subtly changing. The road still seems to go on for a long way but every now and then there is the occasional bend to give us something to look forward to, rather than running the entire day staring at the same hill. There are also more vehicles using the road. Sometimes 4 or even 5 an hour.

The area is definitely becoming a little greener and more fertile. There is now some grass alongside the hardy desert bushes (although it has been burnt yellow by the strong sun) and there is the occasional stunted tree. First thing in the morning, it's definitely slightly cooler than it was between Tonopah and Ely as we are now back up at 7500 feet.

Here's a quick video shot from the car on our way home after the day's run.

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