This is my photo compilation into the State of Nevada's mining past, as well as a view of its present day rugged beauty. Although one can drive what seems to be endless miles and see nothing but sparse desert and barren mountains, there is scenic beauty if one looks closely and appreciates the beauty of the desert. My hobby is exploring Nevada's old ghost towns and mining camps; this compilation is a small representation of the photos I have taken in my back roads exploration over the past 3-4 years. Nevada has over 600 ghost towns and mining camps, many of which little remains but a few concrete slabs and crumbling rock walls. The state is pockmarked with thousands of old mines (estimated to be over 500,000).
There are plenty of publications that show the typical touristy photos of Las Vegas, Reno, Lake Tahoe, Hoover Dam, etc., but what I hope to show here is what the average tourist does not take the time to see.