June 17 - Baker
Today marks our final day in Nevada. It has been a great last day. Despite being in one of the smallest towns I have ever encountered we had some fun.
First we did the ride. I rode with Zach (another Crew member) and Issac drove my bad today. I wanted to give my ankle a day off because it still hurt when I woke up. By the end of they day it had improved immensely!
It was nice switching things up, and getting out of the grind a little. It can be tough to always be with the same people every day doing the same thing, so today was a nice relief day. Zach (from Sac State) and I got to get to know one another a little better, which was cool.
Upon arrival in Baker we realized that the town is tiny. We are staying in a tiny gym that also serves as an event space. We ate, and then shuttled 8 miles to a truck stop to use their showers.
We then went to the Great Basin National Park and toured the Lehman Caves! They were super cool. Our guide even turned all the lights off for a bit so we could experience "total darkness."
The gift shop had some amazing ice cream sandwiches. I got the last one that was two giant peanut butter cookies with chocolate ice cream in between.
Lastly we had a great dinner at the Baker Community center (which was a double wide trailer). We had turkey dinner, it was delicious!
Finally one of the gentlemen who we met at the community center got out his giant telescope, and showed us Saturn, we could see it's rings. While we were doing that the International Space Station sped by overhead. It was cool!
Also I met another University of Idaho alumni in Baker of all places!