After starting with a relatively serene view of Yosemite’s Half Dome,
our journey through the desert revealed some elements of the untamed west.
In eastern Nevada we drove past many “dust devils”,
and a bit later spied this intense gateway arch that was completely covered with deer antlers, a sight quite unlike any we’ve seen before.
It was a very pleasant day for driving, with high scattered clouds and light traffic out on US 6. The desert was much more green than expected; turns out that recent rains accounted for the nice surprise, which makes sense. Desert life responds well to water :-).
(Larger versions and closeups will be posted when I get more bandwidth than the 24K I get from this hotel room.)