Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Diary Day 5: Elko and the Ruby Mountains

Last night we stayed in a hotel in Eureka. It was getting late and I didn't want to sleep in the freezing cold again. This was a great choice!

It's amazing what a good sleep and full stomach will do for your attitude. Not to mention that the hotel had a hot tub! So we haven't missed a soak day yet. 

We packed up and left the hotel with one thing on our mind, Elko and the Ruby Mountains. We read about two hot springs up there and a great motorcycle ride around the mountains. 

We raced up 278 out of Eureka and got to our first hot springs around 11:00am. Unfortunately the road was washed out and we couldn't get there. 

So we left Elko a little bummed but determined to find the second hot spring on the other side of the Ruby Mountains. As we rode out of town the mountains came into view, I started getting excited for the adventure. 

We took an old dirt road around the mountains and up over Harrison Pass. This alone was worth the trip. But what we found on the other side was breathtaking. A hot spring in the middle of a wide meadow under the watch of these amazing mountains.

I just don't have words to describe how amazing it was. So here are the photos.

We decided to camp in the Ruby Mountains and soak it all in. Let's hope I can handle the cold tonight. 

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