On the way out of the KOA, we noticed a different type of RV, certainly eye catching.
After a few miles on I-80, we turned on to Route 50. It did look a bit lonely.
I envisioned it being a long, flat road. I was wrong. It had all different kinds of scenery,
as well as mountain roads. Once we got up into the mountains around the little town of Austin, we hit some of the steepest and twistiest roads we've ever been on. I took it slow and easy, using the exhaust brake extensively as we crept carefully down the road. Didn't want to take a trip over the edge of these roads. No pictures, too busy being careful. The roads are definitely imprinted in my memory.
What we didn't know was Route 50 is built on the pathway of the Pony Express and Overland Coach road. There were many signs pointing out stagecoach stops along the way. People that traveled in a stage coach along what must have been a very bumpy road had to have strong constitutions...and cast iron bladders!
We stopped at one area where a stagecoach/Pony Express station stood. The foundation of the building still stands, protected by a fence.
It was a nice stop, both scenery and history to take in as we stretched our legs.
Tonight we're blacktop boondocking at a truckstop in Ely, Nevada. 331 miles down. Tomorrow the plan is to head down to Southern Utah and take in Zion National Park.
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