Virginia City sits right in the heart of the old Comstock Silver Rush and prospered in the 1860s. It is considered to be one of the oldest established communities in the state of Nevada. The town is now a National Historic Landmark and is a lot of fun to visit, but one of the most interesting things in the town is actually the cemetery. The cemetery is walking distance from the down town and has grave sites of many old settlers, minors and inhabitance of Virginia City. This headstone is one of the many interesting and beautiful that can be found here.
On my exploring trip up into the hills to the northeast of Sparks Nevada on Sunday I came across this field. It is just so strange how all these rocks are just sitting on top of the ground, how evenly they are distributed and how similar size they are. Many of the hills in the area, such as the one in the background, seem to be almost entirely made up of these rocks. No Mystery why his is not farm land.
The Black Rock Desert in Northern Nevada is one of the most desolate places I have ever been – Miles of flat cracked playa in the summer and almost a shallow lake of wet mud in the winter. But, once a year an entire city is built there for a week.