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Hamilton Ghost Town

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   Bill Algeyer (JK Southwest) is one of our featured photographers:  http://www.in-the-desert.com/Bill_Algeyer.html
He’s also featured on our YouTube Channels Page (JK Southwest)
 http://www.in-the-desert.com/YouTube.html
   This trip was on July 6th. 2021 in the desert. This trail is in central Nevada in the Humbolt Toiyabe National Forest just west of Ely, Nevada. This is a really neat trip through a beautiful mountainous area. Follow Bill on another neat trip in the Nevada high desert. Wild horses are an extra! The mines here were discovered in 1865. There were other towns just to the south and all these supported a population of some 10,000 people. Hamilton was incorporated and became the county seat in 1869, and after a fire in 1873 that destroyed the main part of town, it never recovered. By 1887 the town was  pretty much abandoned. The Hamilton Ghost Town being the main reason for this trip. Don’t miss the video!

Download the GPX zip file for this trip --

Trip video - please veiw full screen!

   One of the many things we liked about JK Southwest's videos is the many links to all the accessories and camera gear he uses on these trips. On YouTube look below the video at SHOW MORE for his equipment list.
   If you know anything about Nevada and Route 50 then you'll know that this ghost town really is in the "middle of nowhere"! Go with friends, tell someone you're going and take plenty of supplies. Please be safe out there!

Topography Location Map

Ely, Nevada

Hamilton Ghost Town
Hamilton Topography Map

See an enlargement of the Ghost Town and mines

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