I thought I was going to run out of gas about 2/3 of the way to Caliente this afternoon. A headwind came up about 10 miles after the sign that said "No gas for 163 miles" and knocked the mileage way down. So I did something nearly unheard of for me: I slowed down to about 52 mph where the bike got about 52 mpg in 5th gear.
With still about 90 miles to go to Caliente, I came upon Rachel, NV, and this:
So I did the only reasonable thing: I stopped inn for an ale. Fun place, worth a visit back there some day.
Shortly after leaving the Little A'le'Inn, I glanced to my right & thought I saw something in the rocks.
I did: little CrowAliens!
Hot, hungry, thirsty crow aliens. Click the picture for a larger image.
So I finally got to Caliente at about 4:00, and quickly realized that there does not seem to be much to recommend Caliente. I guess every road trip needs at least one place like that...