Tonopah, Nevada: 8.3.2008

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Morning in Tonopah! Another big day!

Check out of the Silver Queen Motel and head for the hills.

First stop, the Tonopah Mining Museum Park,

before moving on to Mono Lake,

and passing through Yosemite National Park at dusk

on the way to Mariposa, California.

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Horsedrawn firetrucks.

The artwork in the room at the Silver Queen…

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A room with a view of the Tonopah Mining Museum and Park.

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Our first exploration of the day,

the Tonopah Mining Museum and Park.

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One of the museum’s features is a small theater

for viewing a film about Tonopah and mining.

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The helpful museum host directing us to explore the wide open park.

Where to begin? We just pick a trail and start walking.

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And so wandering we wound up back where we started, the museum.

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Next we set off for Mariposa, California, with a stop in Mono Lake.

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Now departing Tonopah.

We continue on through Mono Lake to spend the next few days

exploring Yosemite National Park and Mariposa, California.

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