Let's see if I got directions right to Desert Creek. Found directions from Bridgeport, but apparently it's very close to Wellington. Basically, you get to Wellington, continue south on NV338, take a right on Desert Creek road right when you leave the town. Then continue on Desert Creek road and pick a place to camp. Does it sound right?
And Desert Creek Rd is only a few hundred yards after you turn south onto 338. You've got a few miles of graded dirt road before it begins getting rough. Right after the graded dirt road ends, keep an eye out for the pictographs on your right. There's some even better ones in the immediate area if you get out and look around a little.Let's see if I got directions right to Desert Creek. Found directions from Bridgeport, but apparently it's very close to Wellington. Basically, you get to Wellington, continue south on NV338, take a right on Desert Creek road right when you leave the town. Then continue on Desert Creek road and pick a place to camp. Does it sound right?
Are there trees in the Desert Creek? With temps in the 90s I don't want my son to be miserable.
We went to Gold Lake. It was a little crowded/loud late at night for my taste. But my son slept through all the noise, so whatever. It's a nice place.
Maybe try Soldier Meadows next time, you could even do as much of High Rock Canyon as you felt comfortable with. I've done the whole thing in a full size GMC long bed extended cab. I added some pin striping, but what the hell I didn't buy it to look at.
We usually drive out to Smoke Creek Friday and spend the night, I can give you directions to a primo camp out there.
One thing, there are a lot more stars out there, a LOT more. And I think the Perseid meteor shower is coming up in a couple of weeks, just a thought.
I'll take those directions if you don't mind... :thumbsup:
The Perseids will next be active from July 17 to August 24, 2008, with their peak on the morning of August 12, 2008.
From Reno, north on Pyramid Hwy, left at Sutcliff, North over Sand Pass, keep going until you pass the old ranch, You will see a sign for Smoke Creek, right after you cross the bridge turn left onto Smoke Creek road, find a side road that goes into the Cotton Wood stand. There is a nice camp spot down there. If you want to stay more than overnight head up the road and look for side roads, there are plenty of places to camp right next to Smoke Creek. We usually just use the spot by the bridge to get an early start for High Rock canyon or Black Rock Desert, you are close enough to Gerlach to stop for breakfast at Brunos.