We were rather apprehensive about driving from Ely, Nevada to San Francisco in one day, since we did not know what to expect on the long stretch from Ely to Reno. It is actually quite spectacular in an understated way - long stretches of road straight as a ribbon through wide valleys interspersed with climbs over several mountain ranges, with the expansive views found only in the West. The road was good and the drive not boring, even though we didn't take time to visit any of the little mining towns and other sights along the way. (This was our last day of a three week road trip and everyone was anxious to get home before dark.) I would like to take this route on another trip and take a day to explore. The only complaint I have - Nevada, build some rest stops with picnic tables along this road! The few rest stops we saw had bathroom facilities and a viewing area, but nowhere to have lunch.
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