Posted by graywacke on December 5, 2008
First Time Readers: Check out “About Landings”, above, or you’ll be totally confused by the following:
Dan – This was my third landing close to the same little western town. So, I figured, what the heck, I’ll just repeat my email to you from January 12, 2008 (with updated numbers shown in parentheses):
Dan – Egads, man! Yet another WB OSer: NV; 53/48 (59/57); 2/10 (4/10); 11 (2); 182.4 (167.20). For an astounding 6th (7th) time, my watershed entry was ut; Humboldt R; Humboldt Lake; Internal. I landed near a strange-sounding town name: Golconda. It has its own exit on I-80.
Golconda is a town in the state of Nevada, USA, named after the ancient diamond-mining center of Golkonda in India. It’s located in Humboldt County along Interstate 80 in the northwestern part of the state, just east of the city of Winnemucca; Golconda Summit is a pass through the mountain range just east of Golconda. It also has a post office, Golconda Post Office. Location of an episode of “Criminal Minds”
So, moving right along to this post: Here’s a map showing my landing location:
And, here’s a nice picture of the area with the photographer’s caption:
Looking north from the knoll toward the town of Golconda
Wow. Golconda has this very cool old school house:
And here’s a shot of contemporary Golconda:
Definately reminds me of yesterday’s landing (Orogrande NV) . . .
And here are two videos I highly recommend. The first is a very brief study of the three alignments of U.S. Rt 40 near Golconda:
The second is a train passing through Golconda (make sure you have your volume turned well up). I really like this video; shut out all distractions and just be in the moment when you watch it.