Added by Abe Blair
Dark sky'sRemote old homesteadsVast desert
The central area of Nevada is a desolate area great for night Milky Way photography and exploring old homesteads. Armed with good GPS maps and tires you can explore the low lands and the mountain tops approaching 10K in elevation.
From Battle Mountain, drive south on Hwy 305 and take your pick of the countless dirt roads to explore. If you have a 4WD vehicle with decent clearance and good tires, you can drive off road to find some serious solitude.
If you need a suggestion to get going, drive up Mt. Lewis, the highest peak in the Shoshone Range. Use this chance to get a sense for your surroundings from 9,678 ft. The road is well made and most vehicles can make it up no problem, but be sure your tires and breaks are in good shape as it is a 4,000 ft climb. The surrounding area is all BLM land so primitive camping is allowed virtually anywhere - just be sure to follow the "Leave No Trace" land use ethics.
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