Central Nevada has to be one of the most sparsely populated regions in the lower 48. We're still traveling with the folks behind the YouTube channel Homie at Large, and for Goldfield we're dispersed camping (a.k.a. boondocking) among the Joshua trees and wild burros on BLM land less than three miles outside of town. Goldfield became a boomtown following the discovery of gold here in 1902, and quickly reached a peak population around 20,000 people in 1906 before falling back to less than 300 today. In this Grand Adventure we'll explore the town and its gold mining history, the reputedly haunted Goldfield Hotel, the International Car Forest of the Last Church, the rock-hounding in Gemfield, Alkali Hot Springs, and the isolated lithium mining at Silver Peak.
Filmed: May 15-21, 2022
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- 0:00 Intro
- 1:02 The Extraterrestrial Highway
- 1:40 Boondocking on BLM land
- 4:38 Goldfield, Nevada
- 9:08 Goldfield mining history
- 10:26 The Goldfield Hotel
- 13:30 International Car Forest of the Last Church
- 15:37 Gemfield, Nevada
- 16:55 Goldfield Combination Mill
- 18:33 Alkali Hot Springs
- 19:22 Silver Peak, Nevada
- 20:37 Wrap-up and what's next
FOR MORE INFORMATION
- Goldfield, Nevada http://www.goldfieldnevada.org/
- Goldfield Hotel https://travelnevada.com/hotels/historic-goldfield-hotel/
- Florence Mine https://travelnevada.com/mines-prospecting/florence-mine-tour/
- International Car Forest of the Last Church https://internationalcarforestofthelastchurch.com/
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We're based in Salt Lake City, Utah during the winter months, and invite you to come along as we travel all around the U.S. My wife Patricia and I, and dog Zoe are avid boondockers, so while you'll occasionally find us in RV parks or even dry campgrounds, we're usually camped in some of the most remote and beautiful spots that you could ever pull a travel trailer into. We've now transitioned from "long-timing" for six months a year, to living and traveling in our RV full-time.
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