The lesser known
cousin of Great Basin National Park, this wilderness area,
managed by the US Forest Service, is just as spectacular
as the park but with less trails and zero facilities. A
great place to do some backpacking and horseback riding
if you're looking for something that's a little bit more
rugged and remote than the National Park. The only trails
that are well maintained go to the "table" an
impressive expanse of high elevation flatness complete with
wind tattered bristlecones and awesome views.
As mentioned above, this is a remote area with little facilities
and signing. A high clearance or 4wd vehicle is recommended
for access to all of the trailheads in this area. Water
is limited in this area so carry plenty. Always be prepared.
If camping in this area please use existing campsites and
fire rings, there are plenty of these on the table, we don't
need anymore. Practice Leave No Trace, pack it in-pack it
out, etc...so this area remains pristine. The Ely Forest
Service office has more information about this area.