Ward Ovens – June 3

We hightailed it across Utah, past Great Basin National Park (there’s still lots of snow on Wheeler Peak, highest point in Nevada, in the park near the border with Utah) and into the small historical park just south of Ely, Nevada. The ovens were built and used in the late 1870’s to make charcoal for use in the stamp mills of the nearby mining towns.

The view as you approach the charcoal ovens on the trail from the campground.

It's a giant doghouse!

A view of the backs of the ovens from a trail on a rock outcrop above them.

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