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From Nipton-Desert Rd, I can see across Ivanpah Dry Lake to the huge BrightSource solar plant under construction

From Nipton-Desert Rd, I can see across Ivanpah Dry Lake to the huge BrightSource solar plant under construction Soonafter, the first train of this trip passes me on bumpy Nipton-Desert RoadThumbnailsThe bumpy Nipton-Desert Road is starting to give me a headache, so I'm happy to take a break by this prickly poppySoonafter, the first train of this trip passes me on bumpy Nipton-Desert RoadThumbnailsThe bumpy Nipton-Desert Road is starting to give me a headache, so I'm happy to take a break by this prickly poppySoonafter, the first train of this trip passes me on bumpy Nipton-Desert RoadThumbnailsThe bumpy Nipton-Desert Road is starting to give me a headache, so I'm happy to take a break by this prickly poppySoonafter, the first train of this trip passes me on bumpy Nipton-Desert RoadThumbnailsThe bumpy Nipton-Desert Road is starting to give me a headache, so I'm happy to take a break by this prickly poppySoonafter, the first train of this trip passes me on bumpy Nipton-Desert RoadThumbnailsThe bumpy Nipton-Desert Road is starting to give me a headache, so I'm happy to take a break by this prickly poppy

The BrightSource solar plant is plowing down quite a big chunk of Ivanpah Valley here, transforming it from wild land to an industrial park. What a waste.