The sign explains why we purchased extra gas cans in Tonopah. The problem was where to carry them. Jan suggested using a milk crate and strapping them on the roof rack. Next problem was where to find a milk crate. None of the local stores had any for sale but while driving past a convenience store Jan spotted two crates. She walked inside the store worked her magic and came walking back to the truck with a milk crate. Two ratcheting straps secured the load and now we could spend a few days exploring the Toquima Mountains.
We drove through Manhattan, Nevada on the way to Belmont. In 1907 4,000 people lived in Manhattan. Today there are about 120 residents.
Visited the old school house which is now a branch of the county library.
One of the classrooms remains as a museum.
This old wall map must date from the 1930's because Japan had possession of Taiwan.
The country store is closed but the Manhattan Bar/Motel is still open for business.
Next stop Belmont, Nevada. This town was booming in the 1870's with a population of 15,000.
The Nye County Courthouse was built in 1876. The Toyota Tacoma 2002, FWC 2006.
The Combination Mill east of Belmont.
Ruins in Meadow Canyon on the way to Jefferson Pass/Summit.
The old Meadow Canyon Ranger Station.
Our camp about 1/2 mile north of Jefferson Pass/Summit. Mount Jefferson in background. The summit of Jefferson was about five horizontal miles and 3,500 vertical feet away. While sitting in my camp chair watching the sunset cast a golden glow on the mountain I decided to visit the next morning.
The road to Diana's Punch Bowl.
The azure 200ºF waters of Diana's Punch Bowl. Jan and I visited this spot ten years earlier. It still looks the same but we have more wrinkles.