Located 180 miles north of Las Vegas, Pioche today is home to roughly 1,000 residents at an elevation of just over 6,000 feet. However, it had a notorious past beginning in the 1860s as a silver mining town, when its remoteness led to a reputation as one of the roughest towns in the Old West. Join #GrandAdventure as we explore Pioche, including its mining history, local townsfolk, nearby Cathedral Gorge and Spring Valley State Parks, and more while boondocking in Nevada's beautiful Great Basin.
Filmed: May 9-14, 2022
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- 0:00 Intro
- 1:03 Pioche history
- 6:53 Pioche today
- 10:02 Boondocking for free camping
- 11:59 Solar performance while camping
- 14:11 Cathedral Gorge State Park
- 16:03 Spring Valley State Park
- 19:05 Wrap-up and what's next
FOR MORE INFORMATION
- Pioche, Nevada https://piochenevada.com/
- Cathedral Gorge State Park http://parks.nv.gov/parks/cathedral-gorge
- Spring Valley State Park http://parks.nv.gov/parks/spring-valley
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