We're tentatively planning to take it with our 40' motorhome the end of May or first part of June. We're used to mountain driving and our MH has plenty of power doing so....So...how is it? Any good boondocking spots along the way? Diesel fuel?? Thanks for your help!
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Extremely Happy Full-Timers for 16 years
.... now trying to adjust to 3-season traveling - and it isn't easy!
2004 40' Newmar Dutch Star Diesel Pusher
2004 Jeep Liberty
Its a good highway....all 2 lane but very little traffic. Just get fuel when you can although there are a lot of places to get it but some might be closed when you drive thru. When you get to Lakeview.....no problems whatsoever from there to White City/Medford.
It is an interesting route. The Dougherty Slide is an 8% grade down to the west for a couple of miles that is popular for paragliders. There are a number of other similar grades and a few winding canyons en route.
Thanks for the quick responses and suggestions! The Nevada Camping link (Virgin Valley CG) is awesome for public camping....wish all the states were that condensed. The "Photo Gallery" is a great addition, too! Anxious for the drive!!
First, fill in Winnemucca and plan on nothing until Lakeview, OR. This is not a difficult route. Wind was our biggest PITA, esp. when we stopped at a rest area for lunch.
We took this route last spring. We'd camped south of Battle Mountain at Mill Creek BLM CG and made it all the way to a NFS CG west of Lakeview that evening. But we did notice some primitive CG's in the Sheldon NWR in NV. After getting home and reading up on it, it sounds like the Virgin Valley CG might be an interesting overnight spot. There are several more CG's in the area, all more primitive.
Enjoy your trip. There's little civilization along the way, but we were surprised by the amount of traffic. In many places, US 50 across NV is definitely a "Lonelier Road".