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 Post subject: Cave Lake, NV
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:03 pm 
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On my trip back from Boise, I camped a night at Cave Lake, near Ely, Nevada. I have not been to a campsite that was quieter!
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The lake looked pretty stocked w/fish - trout were rising left and right at sunset, and me without a flyrod!
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I woke up the next morning and found that there was a pretty detailed map of the area (including mileage and elevations). I took a picture to help me navigate as I headed out to the (somewhat) unknown...
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I started out with a counterclockwise loop around the lake, cruising down the Steptoe Creek Trail. It was a bit overgrown and I was definitely on the lookout for big animals...
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I continued until an intersection and began climbing up the Twisted Pine Trail. The uphill was a pretty good grade super fun up AND down!
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Before too long I started encountering some snow patches, they got more and more frequent until I was pushing my bike for a lot of the "ride".
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The trails in the area are awesome, there's probably about 15 miles of mtb-specific and FLOWY singletrack in the area, all nestled around a beautiful lake...
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In another few weeks I'm sure the trails would be solid and ready to rip. It is a haul from San Diego (9 hours +) but a great change of scenery and pace.

Camping was $17/night and included hot showers.


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 Post subject: Re: Cave Lake, NV
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 Post subject: Re: Cave Lake, NV
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 Post subject: Re: Cave Lake, NV
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My parents eloped to Ely, Nevada back in the 50's. Man, they should have stayed there!

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