Nevada awaits Larry, just a few yards in front of his toes.

Friday, June 21, 2013 -  - Now entering Nevada together in the car, we plunge into our second state. - Remember that pine tree? Lake Tahoe, as seen from U.S. 50 on the lake's eastern (Nevada) side.
Having climbed out of the Tahoe Basin, - the highway now winds its way down a canyon. Now we are about to descend into Nevada's capital, Carson City. - The pine trees have rapidly disappeared.  There aren't many trees here - but they are a lot more than we will soon be seeing. The Lincoln Highway ran through downtown Carson City, but now U.S. 50 bypasses - the downtown.  On the eastern outskirts of the city, we pass the turnoff for historic - Virginia City, once a boomtown for silver mining and now primarily a tourist trap. East of Carson City, U.S. 50, the Lincoln Highway, becomes a two lane road. We spot our first Lincoln Highway sign in Nevada in the town of Fallon.
A small cluster of sand dunes east of Fallon. This view is typical for what we will see crossing Nevada: - Flat valleys alternating with mountain ranges.

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