P.S. Excuse me for the nonchalant face.. It was a stolen shot and I am afraid of heights.. Haha..
From Lake Tahoe, we decided to go to Virginia City and then go to Reno, Nevada..
Through our journey of zigzag roads, we decided to stop by this wonderful place called Geiger Lookout Wayside Park..
It is a great place to pause and take a moment to appreciate the overlooking view of Nevada.
So happy we went there at a perfect timing– when the skies are ready to display their beautiful colors.. ❤
Just a warning, you need to climb a (not so) steep stairway and it is a bit scary for a person like me who has fear of heights..
Plus it was covered with snow so imagine how I felt! Haha..
However, the view afterwards is magnificent!
So if ever you’ll pass by Geiger Road, don’t miss this wonderful place..
For people with fear of heights, to be honest it was only a few steps to reach the top so please don’t be afraid to visit this place.. 🙂
View in front..
View at the back..
Trivia The Geiger Grade [is] a twisting mountain road built in 1862 to haul silver from the Comstock Lode. The road gets its name from Davison M. Geiger, a local physician who financed its construction. Daredevils with four-wheel-drive vehicles still take the old grade. But most drivers should stick to the newer Geiger Grade (built in 1936), Highway 341. Cutting through the same scenic area, it begins in the valley south of Reno off Highway 395 and winds its way through a rocky landscape dotted with junipers. At the 4.6-mile point there’s a turnout with spectacular views of the Sierra and a plaque paying tribute to Dr. Geiger. Down toward the valley, you’ll see the old, snaking, unpaved route. The new road curls over the mountains and south into historic Virginia City. It was once a rough town, but these days it’s a pretty nice place to stay.– AAA Via Magazine