After heading east from Fallon traffic dropped off almost instantly. Soon there were no fences, no homes in the distance, even power lines became scarce. After driving for a bit I pulled off the road to admire the vast nothingness and was surprised when two military helicopters appeared from behind a nearby hill and buzzed overhead. I was aware there was a military base near Fallon, but hadn't expected to see that. Highway 50 was otherwise quiet, but knowing how varied my road trip was about to become, I knew this drive would only emphasize the contrast.
|Two military helicopters passed me along the way.|