Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Pyramid Lake

Fernley, NV  High 88 Low 53

P1080387_thumb[7]On our way home from Fly Geyser we drove along Guru Road, “a quarter-mile long dirt road that is lined with sculptures and stones inscribed with the quips and witticisms of its maker, Duane Williams, also known as "Doobie" (for obvious reasons, we are told), also known as The Guru.”





Interesting rock formations along the route and lots of open desert.




We also stopped by the Paiute Indian Tribe museum in Nixon. A small but beautiful museum on the way to Pyramid Lake.


Pyramid Lake is the biggest remnant of ancient Lake Lahontan, the colossal inland sea that once covered most of Nevada. 


Pyramid Lake is also surrounded by unusual rock formations, including the Stone Mother. Mankind has struck once again. The area with the rock formations is closed to the public because of graffiti. This picture is from the internet.

stone mother

Today, Pyramid Lake is part of the National Scenic Byways Program and the only byway in the country located entirely within a tribal reservation.

We ate our picnic lunch and watched the pelicans.



  1. That's really neat a neat place. Love that Stone Mother!

  2. You remind me of when we first started fulltiming and visited all the little places like this. Glad to see you are still doing it.

  3. The one rock arrangement looks like a bear.

    That water looks so blue. Love the rock formations.

  4. I've only seen pyramid lake from the air and never realized it had been so large.

  5. And Jim didn't put a line in all that water? ;c)

  6. I can't stand graffiti! I recently watched some sort of history show - about the time of the Roman Empire, and it seems that when they occupied (or conquered) Egypt and all the countries around it, they left their graffiti on monuments, rocks, even some pyramids. I guess it's nothing new.

  7. We visited Pyramid Lake a few years ago but went in from Sparks on Pyramid Lake Rd. so we missed the museum. Saw some wild horses though!! My brother's place is out that way between Sparks and Pyramid Lake. Interesting country.

  8. Sounds like this is a place Gerry and I would enjoy visiting. We like the out of the way sights and love to explore.

    Have fun out there.

  9. We loved Pyramid Lake. I remember being so surprised to see Pelicans! Not far from there, if my memory serves me right, is a mustang rescue ranch. We stood and watched as a foal was born. It had problems standing--incredibly, once the new Mother allowed other horses near the baby, they helped it to its feet. We were fascinated. We thought only elephants would exhibit that type of behavior. I got it all on film. Glad you and Jim are having a great time, Sandie!

  10. Quite an interesting place to visit. Maybe we will come see it along our trips.

  11. What a beautiful place to eat lunch!!!! The lake is gorgeous and the rock formations very interesting!! Neat place to visit!!

  12. Wow! I've never heard of that place. I'd love to go there.

  13. I often wonder how you find or even hear of all these interesting places. Sure makes my life sound very boring - but that's the way I like it. I get to 'visit' these great places through yours and others Blogs.


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