Great Basin Highway


While I’m at Pahranagat Wildlife Refuge I am going to try to share information about the area with you. I have not been here long, but I’ve learned much about Eastern Nevada. There is more history here than can be imagined.

This road out front, The Great Basin Highway, is officially known as Highway 93, but I like Great Basin Highway. The name adds some character to this strip of asphalt. A few years ago there was a CD recorded with information about what you will find if you travel this road. It was designed to be listened to as you drive south to north—kind of like an audio book. Well, I’m going to share with you parts of it from time to time, and, no, I am not going to begin with number one. What fun would that be. We’ll begin a third of the way into the story and see what happens after that.

First, though, I would like to show you a movie about Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge. It’s a short film, about 13 minutes long, so it won’t take up much of your time. There’s some great photography, so sit back and enjoy. Or, just move on. It’s your tour and you know how much time you have. Just click on the photo and turn up your speakers.

Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge from Bristlecone Media on Vimeo.

Now, let’s get to what you’re really here for—the CD. Each of the segments are very short in length. If you sit and listen to the CD in its entirety, you will have the urge to travel this interesting road. But, for the time being enjoy what I’ve put here, and look for more as time goes on.

The first track is actually track six. Since this is where I currently call home I’m making it number one. Sit back and listen to a little about Pahranagat.

Just north of the refuge is the town of Alamo. It’s a quaint little town, one I think I could call home until I don’t call it home anymore.

I hope you have enjoyed these visual and audio experiences. I’ll try to share more with you on a regular basis. Maybe, together we will learn a little something about an area of this country that not many know much about.

Good night, Mrs. Jackson, wherever you are.