360° VR Panoramas of Northern and Central Nevada
Steptoe Valley, the Schell Creek Range, and Spring Valley
Near Ely, Nevada

Nevada's characteristic "basin and range" topography is especially grand here between Ely and the Utah state line. A few tokens of mining past and present are all that break the immensity of the sagebrush valleys and pinyon pine covered ranges.

The Ward charcoal ovens date from a brief silver mining boom in the 1870's. Adjacent Willow Creek Campground is one of my perennial favorites, with a great view across Steptoe Valley.


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Mid-slope on the west side of the Steptoe Valley

Mid-slope on the west side of the Steptoe Valley

Mid-slope on the west side of the Steptoe Valley

, Nevada

Date photographed: May 29, 2004

Ward Charcoal Ovens above Steptoe Valley

Ward Charcoal Ovens above Steptoe Valley

The Ward Charcoal Ovens above the Steptoe Valley, opposite the Schell Creek Range

, Nevada

Date photographed: May 29, 2004

Ward Charcoal Ovens

Ward Charcoal Ovens

The Ward Charcoal Ovens, built for the silver mine smelters in the 1870's

, Nevada

Date photographed: May 29, 2004

Pinyon Forest Near Connors Pass

Pinyon Forest Near Connors Pass

Pinyon pine forest near Connors Pass in the Schell Creek Range

, Nevada

Date photographed: May 29, 2004

West base of the Snake Range in Spring Valley

West base of the Snake Range in Spring Valley

At the west base of the Snake Range in Spring Valley

, Nevada

Date photographed: May 29, 2004

A vandalized monument and a new wind turbine farm

Spring Valley, east of Ely, Nevada

Date photographed: June 26, 2013
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Spring Valley, Between the Snake and Schell Creek Ranges

Spring Valley, Between the Snake and Schell Creek Ranges

Spring Valley, between the Snake and Schell Creek Ranges

, Nevada

Date photographed: May 30, 2004


east of Ely, Nevada

Date photographed: July 17, 2009
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