California and Nevada Relief Map
California Trip August and September 2005
John J. and Barbara R. Thomas
Great Basin National Park
Leaving the Sierras
As we drove down Tioga Pass, we looked back across Tioga Lake
The Tioga Pass Road, quite an engineering project.
Looking back up into Tioga Pass.
Goodbye Sierras :(
The Great Basin is located in the western part of Nevada. It is a basin of internal drainage and a desert. There are long stretches of unpopulated land to get to the Basin and very little population within it.
The Great Basin seen from the road up to Wheeler
Wheeler Peak is the sharp peak in the background.
About 1,000 feet below the top of Wheeler Peak, we hiked the Alpine
The higher we got, the more spectacular the view of Wheeler Peak became.
Wheeler Peak above Stella Lake.
The Start of the Trip Home
Driving east we crossed the San Raphael Swell, a broadbacked uplift.
Spotted Wolf Canyon on the East Flank of the San Raphael Swell.