Wednesday October 9th 2019
Today’s high temperature was almost thirty degrees below yesterday. It was nice sunny day with only a little wind, but the temperature peaked just above fifty degrees. The overnight lows are predicted in the twenties.
This was my last full day in the Reno area. I’ve really been ready to move on for a few days now. I should have stayed at a different location in the area to open up other touring possibilities. Getting to some parts of the area from here is a bit of a travel issue. Getting into the Sierras from here is easy, but the cool weather at higher altitudes has produced some snow. I’m sure I’ll be back in the area again. With any luck, I’ll remember to pick a different place to stay.
I spent time this afternoon getting the outside of the RV ready for travel. With twenty degree temperatures overnight, I packed the water hose and the sewer hose. That way I won’t have to deal with frozen lines and stiff hoses in the morning. There is enough water in the fresh water tank for a day or so.
My next two week stay is in Pahrump Nevada about 400 miles southeast of here starting on Friday. I plan to stop along the way. The ideal stopping location is in Tonopah Nevada a little over 200 miles into the state. There is a nice rest area suitable for boondocking near Tonopah, but at six thousand feet in altitude it may be too cold overnight to be without an electric hookup amd low on propane. I’m going to try to fill the propane tank Thursday morning, but the easy option, here at the campground, isn’t available tomorrow. My current plan is to look for an overnight campsite with electric in Tonopah or another 100 miles south in Beatty NV. I don’t expect any issues, but the little bit of unknown is a bit of concern.