We’ve entered into the no-mans land of south-central Nevada, or rather what most would call no-mans land. It’s several hundred miles of endless dry desert and bare mountains intermingled with small, nondescript towns and long, interminable lines of asphalt stretching to near-infinity. This is the home to some of loneliest highways in the world, a place where only fools & adventurers come wander. In fact if it weren’t for Nevada’s wealth of silver I seriously doubt anyone would ever have settled here at all.
It’s also, or so I thought a place of no internet signal. Our handy dandy Coverage? App (which we love, by the way) showed us moving into an area of complete internet absence, a place where no signal penetrates, a spot hwær not a single wisp of errant electronic connection doth prevail. This fact had been corroborated by several other travelers who I inquired to about this stretch of highway. Clearly we were heading into the very depths of total connectivity vacuum and needed to prepare for our severance appropriately. The evidence was so overwhelming I had given my adieu’s on Facebook, pre-written several internet posts to auto-publish and planned our entire itinerary by hand.
Imagine our astonishment when everything was turned on it’s head….
In a place where no water should exist, we found a gorgeous, FREE lakeside campsite teeming with birds & the sweet sound of wind singing on the leaves of our nearby trees.
In a place where no internet should exist, we found a strong 3G signal robust enough to stream a movie.
In a place where no earthly things of interest should exist, we found both natural beauty, fascinating history and outer-worldly oddities.
Can you say triple score, baby???!!
Clearly things in this wretched place are not exactly as they seem. Then again, this is a spot where strange things are known to happen and many intriguing secrets are hidden. Apparently, surprises are just a normal part of the package.
We’ve been here a few days now, basking in the glory of our lakeside find and exploring some of the surrounding gems. We’ve even had our first encounter, although the story of that will have to wait until it fully unravels and we get further down the road. Lots more about this area to come, so tune in those electronic beams and be ready for anything….you never know what you might find out here.
Where Are We Today?Orcas Island, WA
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