Nevada is all flat, sandy desert. Or so I thought until I visited the state for the first time in October 2016. To be sure, there is plenty of flat, sandy terrain in Nevada, but there is also stunningly beautiful forest and mountains with a diverse ecosystem. The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest is a good example.

These photos are all from the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest near Pahrump, Nevada. At more than six million acres, it is the largest national forest in the continental U.S.

Joshua trees and mountains
Joshua trees and mountains
Spring Mountains National Recreation Area sign
Spring Mountains National Recreation Area
Dirt road through Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
Dirt road into the forest
Trees in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
The vegetation changes in the higher elevations
Trees in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
The vegetation changes with elevation
Trees in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
Landscape at the higher elevations
Views from Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
Views of distant mountains
Debra's van, Fancy Free
Debra’s van, Fancy Free
Mountain views
Mountain views in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
Sandstone cliffs
Sandstone cliffs
Abandoned mining equipment
Abandoned mining equipment
Abandoned mining equipment
Abandoned mining equipment
Abandoned mining equipment
Abandoned mining equipment
Abandoned mining equipment
Abandoned mining equipment
Abandoned mining equipment
Abandoned mining equipment
Abandoned mining equipment
Abandoned mining equipment
Views from Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
Mountain views

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