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Cold Springs Pony Express Station & Frenchman, Nevada: US 50
Things change, as you leave Austin and head west, across the loneliest stretch of the Loneliest Road in America. Across the eastern half of the state, US 50 was predictable: the road cut through mountain ranges and across wide, flat basins, one after another. Every ten minutes or so, your surroundings changed, making for an interesting drive. But now, on the longest stretch between towns on Highway 50, the landscape suddenly gets a little less interesting. After passing through the very wide basin west of Austin… … you do get to pass through one more range of hills, but they …