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Old 06-07-2015, 05:46 PM   #1
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camping near remote hot springs in Nevada

My wife and I are well versed in camping near our many remote hot springs in Nevada, some are stand alone attractions, many have rockhounding and historic locations nearby, we would be glad to answer questions or suggest places to stop on your drive through Nevada.

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Old 06-07-2015, 06:37 PM   #2
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That's kind of you! Those hot springs would feel great in cool weather. I bet some people will be posting or writing for info.

(Unfortunately I only have summers off, so I stay out of NV.)
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John---we're heading to the Southwest this winter and will definitely keep your kind offer in mind!

Thanks.
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We love northwestern Nevada. We go down every summer when my wife gets "summer break" from the school district, and will be heading down again in a few weeks. We spend 7~10 days at the Royal Peackock opal mine in Virgin Valley (off Hwy 140, and go right past the Dufferena Ponds CCC Campgrounds/Hot Spring dry camping area on our way in towards the mine. We have also been to Bog Hot Springs on the way into Denio Junction too. Very unique geological formations in this part of the country. We usually go down through Lakeview, OR, and about midway through our trip we make a run into Winnemucca for supplies. In addition to opal digging, we love exploring the surrounding area and the Sheldon Wildlife Preserve. Great place to visit, but come prepared. Nearest fuel and supplies are a considerable drive and there's no cell phone coverage for about 50 miles in any direction.
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It all sounded great until you got to the "no cell phone" part.
Can I break the addiction?


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Millie & John-
Just purchased a 13' Scamp in good shape and am eager to try it out. I'm in Reno and thought I'd go somewhere close for a couple of nights like Davis Creek or Donner State Park to get acclimated to it. After that, where are some of your favorites somewhat near here? Hot springs would be okay but not necessary. I'd probably do mid-week trips as I work weekends. Thanks!

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It all sounded great until you got to the "no cell phone" part.
Can I break the addiction?
That's funny Denece as I keep telling my kids how we didn't die without cell phones, Ipads and such growing up.
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Hell, I grew up with 1 rotary dial phone in the house, hooked to a cord plugged into the special 4 pronged phone outlet. You could talk on it anywhere you wanted to, as long as the cord reached. Didn't even have to dial the prefix if it was local, just the last 4 numbers. I'm not sure that most "kids" today have ever even seen one outside of a museum. We even scribbled the phone numbers on the cave walls next to the wooly mammoth drawings.
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John and Millie, thanks for your kind offer of advice. I'm going to bookmark this thread so that next time we're planning a trip down to that part of the country I can get in touch with you.
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Millie & John-
Just purchased a 13' Scamp in good shape and am eager to try it out. I'm in Reno and thought I'd go somewhere close for a couple of nights like Davis Creek or Donner State Park to get acclimated to it. After that, where are some of your favorites somewhat near here? Hot springs would be okay but not necessary. I'd probably do mid-week trips as I work weekends. Thanks!

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How far from Reno in miles are you willing to drive? Dirt roads ok? Need shade or hook-ups? Pets?

Driving out Hwy 50 east through Fallon and Middlegate, can take you to many ghosttowns and several hot springs, North of Fernley to Gerlach gets you to the Black Rock desert and hot springs sprinkled around. Distance and off highway driving plus total dry camping ability limit the options a lot.

No fixed agenda, able to adapt to the changes in conditions, not being in constant connection to digital world, bringing it all with you and hauling out your own trash, respect for the places you visit, these are very important to enjoying primitive places in Nevada and elsewhere in the West.
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LOL. Yes Casita Dave, that pretty much sums up my first 30 odd years. Got a flip phone when they got useable since I had a long commute at odd hours.
Slippery slope

Most of our camping is along the coast nearby. Usually there are two bars and I adapt


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Only way to break the addiction is to stop using! Many of the nicest camping spots in North America have no cell coverage.
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Ditto what Carol said!
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Hell, I grew up with 1 rotary dial phone in the house, hooked to a cord plugged into the special 4 pronged phone outlet. You could talk on it anywhere you wanted to, as long as the cord reached. Didn't even have to dial the prefix if it was local, just the last 4 numbers. I'm not sure that most "kids" today have ever even seen one outside of a museum. We even scribbled the phone numbers on the cave walls next to the wooly mammoth drawings.
When we visited the grandmother when I was very young you just picked up the phone and told the operator who you wanted to talk to! She might already know if they were not home and could connect you where they were. You don't get that service today! No dial! Of course the later upgraded to a dial system, but the wires were still stapled to the trees. Very few ugly phone poles there.
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Old 06-13-2015, 10:33 PM   #15
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Winter camping for us is going south towards Arizona, not as many hot springs but plenty of dry camping and rockhounding.

A detour to Goldpoint is always a good thing, photo ops to the max.

Tecopa Hot Springs are a welcome stop near Las Vegas, many choices in camping and soaking. Wifi available
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I'm just sitting here having a good laugh thinking about all of the phone shenanigans that went on as a kid. As a young kid our phone was on a party line with all of the different ring patterns for four families. Once you answered you would have the other families occasionally pick up to see if the line was clear.

Phone service improved and we went down to two families on the line. Unfortunately our line partner was an elderly lady who assumed all calls were for her and she would talk for three hours. She lived four houses from us. I was about 8 and my sister was 6. When the lady was on the line forever I would ask my sister to go to the front door and ring the bell while I held the receiver close to the chime. I would also hold the receiver at the back door and knock. Both worked every time, but you could count on her picking up the phone again within three minutes and dialing away, then heavy breathing until she realized we were on the phone. It was aggravatingly fun - my sister and I would laugh and carry on because it worked every time. It's great 59 years later to get so tickled.

Kids today have no idea - rotary / pay phones / touch tone / Princess / lighted dials / car phones / and now my iPhone that has more computing power than early spacecrafts. On TV last I was watching a program on computing and they stated that my iPhone's computing power would have required an entire large room to have had the same computing power back in our earlier lives. Just amazing!
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Mike, got a chuckle from your post. I remember party lines also but never did what you did. My kids never had any of that and I'm sure anything I told them of my generation went way over their heads. But one funny story for everyone here. I always wanted a red desk rotary phone, just cuz. Found one at the swap meet for 2 bucks. I plugged it in, called my youngest daughter to see it. I called the house line from my cell so she could hear the REAL bell ringing that we all grew up with. Her eyes lite up and wanted it in her bedroom. Sure, take it. She gave it back to me a couple weeks later because it took to long to dial a number kids. Remember how hard it was to get into a radio stations contest with a rotary phone to be the 10th caller? Dang, this could be it's own thread.
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Hey Dave you and me - I had a red desk phone for years - it was just my thing. I don't understand it but I sure enjoyed it.I may still have it in the garage. )
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It's kind of funny how things work out. I did 5 years in the AF in communications.....telephone switching no less on a mountain top overseas. One of these days I'm going to find a real candle stick phone just to have because.....Not really into antiques but I want three and the one I have so far is a 1934 Monitor Top refer in mint condition. Dang thing weighs more than a 27 cubic foot modern refer. The other two, still looking for the deal.
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Dave I read your post early thi morning and guilt crept over me. Growing up and through my early adult life my family had friends that lived in a more rural area. We would visit them often and cook out, walk in the woods, etc. They had no children so my sister and I were like their neice and nephew. They had an authentic candlestick phone and I loved it. Phones, electricity, and air conditioning were my things as a kid??? Maybe I'm the reincarnation of Thomas Edison! On one of our visits they gave me the phone - ugh I was thrilled. I played with and enjoyed it and let it just sit as kids do - I was 6 yrs old. You know I have no idea what ever happened to that phone. It was in perfect condition and if I still had it I could send it to you. Well I'll keep my eyes open for you and if I find one I'll let you know. In the meantime here's hoping that you find one in great condition!
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