Salt Cave May 21 or 22? (Super Easy)

Zebaru

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Anybody up for something laid back this weekend? I'm thinking about running back out to Salt Cave (sorta by Lahontan), then wandering around wherever?

Real easy stuff here, any stocker should be able to do it. Salt Cave has hundereds of pictographs (cave paintings), and is an amazing experience.

Just tired of sitting at home working on my car. Let me know if you are interested, and we can set things up from there. My preference is Saturday, earlier in the morning, but I'm flexible...

If someone has another short and easy run in mind (local ghost town?), maybe we can link them up if they are close.

Travis
 

NevadaXJ

Active member
I'm game for sunday. I live out here so that is local to me. I love caves, and I love rock art, so count me in....
 

olsen_karl

New member
Where is Salt Cave? Any pics on the petroglyphs?

If this is fairly short (can be done by noon or so) I'd like to go.
 

Scrub

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From what i understand this is out by Lahonton lake (silver springs NV) about 45 miles each direction from reno

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Thats a general map just toing out to silver springs since i dont know exactly where the salt caves are at.

-Matt-
 

Zebaru

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I will try to get some old pics up tonight, maybe a basic map. The pics don't really do it justice (first photos I took with my digital camera), but will give you an idea. The cave itself would be unspectacular without the paintings.

There's a bunch of ways in. One comes in from the Carson river and is just a gravel road, you could probably take your honda if you wanted to... Another comes in from the dam side of the lake, follows the powerline more or less, and is a little more adventurous, but nothing to get excited about - some sand, fist sized rocks, that sort of thing. I haven't been out in three years or so, but unless something has drastically changed, 4wd is no where near a requirement either way.

This can easily be done by noon if we leave early enough. Shouldn't be more than about 40 min each way regardless of how we do it.

We can just meet at the Silver Springs Nugget and decide which way to go in from there. I like to get started early, and would personally have no problem starting at 8, but I understand that means getting up pretty early for the Reno folks... So how about 9:00am? It is supposed to be a beautiful day.

Travis
 

olsen_karl

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I'm interested in seeing the petroglyphs -- did a google search on "salt cave" and couldn't find anything re: rock art.

9 AM Sunday at the glamorous Silver Springs Nugget will work for me.

-Karl
 

Zebaru

New member
A few pictures:

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salt_cave_paint_1.jpg


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Like I said, they do it no justice. Although I am a little suprised that there is no info in it out there, I must admit that I found it somewhat randomly myself. There is a cave shown on the USGS map, and so I thought "hey, I should go check that out." I had no idea there was anything of interest there really.

Travis
 

Connect

New member
Ok so the plan is so far, sunday 9 AM silver springs Nugget, look for the jeeps :)

Get my jeep back tommorrow so I'm good to go.
 

NevadaXJ

Active member
I would assume it's still a go. I'll be there. If no one else shows, or whatever, I have a few ideas as to some other places to go....
 

kairo

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Staff member
Gentlemen, I won't be able to make it, seeing as it's 2:00am and I'm just headed off to bed. Have fun though, and take pics!
 

NevadaXJ

Active member
kairo said:
Gentlemen, I won't be able to make it, seeing as it's 2:00am and I'm just headed off to bed. Have fun though, and take pics!

You suck. It is now 3:48am, and I am headed off to bed now. I may be just a tad bit late, as my wife is getting off work in Wellington at 7am tommorrow, and she wants to come here and shower before we head out. If I am late it will be just by a few minutes.

The good news is my friend and i started gambling at Casino Fandango in Carson at 11pm, and I just came home over 4 hours later with $60 extra in my pocket... not a bad night.
 
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