Another look: The ghost town of Rhyolite, Nevada

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Original post: Day 41: Ghosts and death (valley)

Visiting a ghost town is something I really wanted to do. Jason and I discovered the ghost town of Rhyolite and headed there on our way to Death Valley. Here are some additional photos that we never published.

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It’s amazing that people actually lived here once. Even today, there is absolutely nothing around the area except desert.

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Markers have been posted showing what the buildings used to look like, so you can contrast that with what you see today.

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Me inside one of the old houses. I wonder if the ghosts were watching me.

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They built the bank pretty sturdy – the vault is still intact 100 years later.

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It’s not accurate to say there is no life in Rhyolite. The lizards are enjoying themselves!

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It was a little eerie being in a place that once used to be a bustling village and is now abandoned. But it was well worth the stop.

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