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66).  The Loneliest Highway in America    Near Austin, Nevada (June 2002)

National Geographic magazine once called Nevada's U.S. Highway 50, "The Loneliest Highway in America."  The title definitely fits.  Of all the highways in America, this one reminds me the most of Australia's famous (and even more desolate) Stuart Highway, a thousand-mile long route through the Outback which I had driven a few months earlier.  There are no road trains, emus, or kangaroos here in Nevada -- just sagebrush, wide open spaces and an endless ribbon of empty highway.