Pronghorn Antelope territory.
Northern Paiute Historical Home Land .
Leaving Northern Nevada and entering into Eastern Oregon. .
Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge: noted for its population of wild horses, now all removed and The Virgin Valley Mining District for Black Precious Opals, the Nevada State Gemstone, still very active with multiple fee dig mines. A point within the refuge is also the farthest place in the continuous US from a McDonald's restaurant, at just 115 miles. (185 kilometers)
Advocates characterize Sheldon as one of the few intact sagebrush steppe ecosystems in the Great Basin, one that hosts a variety of wildlife endemic to the unique environment. Desert fishes, greater sage-grouse, migratory birds, mule deer and the pygmy rabbit are all residents.
Road Trip, April 2019