The drive to Lone Pine, California is a long one from Utah, but I love exploring new roads especially when they cross the wide open spaces of the western U.S. We wanted to take a scenic (or at least a new) route on our way to our combined Mt. Whitney climb/Yosemite family vacation, so we decided to begin our trip by taking Highway 6 through the west Utah desert, including a stop-off at Great Basin National Park. The trip certainly didnâ€™t disappoint in the â€œwide open spacesâ€ department. It was a lot of driving though small rustic towns and vast desert landscapes with plenty of elbow room.
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