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Looking down the street in Searchlight, I can see the forecast rain clouds hovering over the mountains where I'll be headed soon

Looking down the street in Searchlight, I can see the forecast rain clouds hovering over the mountains where I'll be headed soon Breakfast in Searchlight means McDonald's again (ugh); I admire the old Colton Mine headframe on the way back to my motel roomThumbnailsI think I'm leaving the Searchlight motel early, but the cleaning woman also arrives early, reminding me that check-out is 10hBreakfast in Searchlight means McDonald's again (ugh); I admire the old Colton Mine headframe on the way back to my motel roomThumbnailsI think I'm leaving the Searchlight motel early, but the cleaning woman also arrives early, reminding me that check-out is 10hBreakfast in Searchlight means McDonald's again (ugh); I admire the old Colton Mine headframe on the way back to my motel roomThumbnailsI think I'm leaving the Searchlight motel early, but the cleaning woman also arrives early, reminding me that check-out is 10hBreakfast in Searchlight means McDonald's again (ugh); I admire the old Colton Mine headframe on the way back to my motel roomThumbnailsI think I'm leaving the Searchlight motel early, but the cleaning woman also arrives early, reminding me that check-out is 10hBreakfast in Searchlight means McDonald's again (ugh); I admire the old Colton Mine headframe on the way back to my motel roomThumbnailsI think I'm leaving the Searchlight motel early, but the cleaning woman also arrives early, reminding me that check-out is 10h

I'm a bit apprehensive about today's ride to the New York Mountains since the winds are still really strong, and sporadic thunderstorms are in the day's forecast.