Thirteen-Years Ago (14-September-2006) — Nevada

Gone to See America 2006 Driving Tour. Day 16: Extraterrestrial Highway, Nevada.

Sometimes you just have to stop and take the picture. No idea where the guys with the hard hats went, but it is close to Area 51. The area is desolate. Just outside Rachel (population 54), Nevada there is an old mine site. Afterwards more desert. For those planning to attend the Area 51 stampede later this month bring plenty of water, otherwise you will end up dazed and confused — easy pickings for the aliens.

Extraterrestrial Highway Sign. Somewhere near Area 51 in Nevada. Image taken with a Nikon D200 camera and 18-70 mm kit lens (ISO 400, 62 mm, f/7.1, 1/180 sec). (David J Mathre)
Extraterrestrial Highway Sign. Somewhere near Area 51 in Nevada. Image taken with a Nikon D200 camera and 18-70 mm kit lens (ISO 400, 62 mm, f/7.1, 1/180 sec). (David J Mathre)
Extraterrestrial highway somewhere near Area 51 in Nevada. Image taken with a Nikon D200 camera and 18-70 mm kit lens (ISO 400, 27 mm, f/10, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
Extraterrestrial highway somewhere near Area 51 in Nevada. Image taken with a Nikon D200 camera and 18-70 mm kit lens (ISO 400, 27 mm, f/10, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
Extraterrestrial highway somewhere near Area 51 in Nevada. Image taken with a Nikon D200 camera and 18-70 mm kit lens (ISO 100, 38 mm, f/7.1, 1/180 sec). (David J Mathre)
Extraterrestrial highway somewhere near Area 51 in Nevada. Image taken with a Nikon D200 camera and 18-70 mm kit lens (ISO 100, 38 mm, f/7.1, 1/180 sec). (David J Mathre)


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Nevada desert somewhere near Area 51. Image taken with a Nikon D200 camera and 18-70 mm kit lens. (David J Mathre)
Nevada desert somewhere near Area 51. Image taken with a Nikon D200 camera and 18-70 mm kit lens. (David J Mathre)
Nevada desert somewhere near Area 51. Image taken with a Nikon D200 camera and 18-70 mm kit lens. (David J Mathre)
Nevada desert somewhere near Area 51. Image taken with a Nikon D200 camera and 18-70 mm kit lens. (David J Mathre)
Nevada desert somewhere near Area 51. Image taken with a Nikon D200 camera and 18-70 mm kit lens. (David J Mathre)
Nevada desert somewhere near Area 51. Image taken with a Nikon D200 camera and 18-70 mm kit lens. (David J Mathre)
Dazed and confused after running out of water in the Nevada desert somewhere near Area 51. Image taken with a Nikon D200 camera and 18-70 mm kit lens. (David J Mathre)
Dazed and confused after running out of water in the Nevada desert somewhere near Area 51. Image taken with a Nikon D200 camera and 18-70 mm kit lens. (David J Mathre)
Dazed and confused after running out of water in the Nevada desert somewhere near Area 51. Image taken with a Nikon D200 camera and 18-70 mm kit lens. (David J Mathre)
Dazed and confused after running out of water in the Nevada desert somewhere near Area 51. Image taken with a Nikon D200 camera and 18-70 mm kit lens. (David J Mathre)