This place was used to be a busy mining town called Ophir. It is more or less 10 miles from the highway of Smokey Valley, Nevada.
There used to have school, churches, various lodging houses, saloons/bars , offices, and a mansion in this area, not to mention the very costly stamp mill worth $200,000.00 in mid 1800s with a population of 400. Now it is a ghost town.
The road going to this ghost town is pretty rough, steep, and narrow. I highly suggest to drive a 4-wheel drive truck. My husband's suburban has only a 2-wheel drive and I thought we can not make it. We made it, thank God, but it scared the hell out of me.
The wild flowers along the road are just pretty so I took photos to share them here.
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