everywhere, NCA*

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Cheese!

(*Not all of these place-names occur within the Black Rock Desert – High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area; most do, or are at least somewhat proximate. Work with me here.)

I was totin’ my pack along a dusty Winnemucca road
When along came a semi with a high canvas covered load
“If you’re going to Winnemucca, Mac, with me you can ride.”
So I climbed into the cab and then I settled down inside
He asked me if I’d seen a road with so much dust and sand
And I said,
“Listen, bud—I’ve traveled every road in this here land.”

I’ve been everywhere, man, I’ve been everywhere, man
‘Cross the deserts bare, man, I’ve breathed the mountain air, man
Of travel, I’ve had my share, man, I’ve been everywhere.

I been to Reno, Pinto, Anaho, Seven Troughs; Washoe, Trego, Denio,
Double Hot;
Mormon Dan, Hog Ranch, Wagon Tire, Kamma Mountains; Imlay, Summit Lake, Razorback, Poodle Mountain;
Pahsupp, Pahute, Pendleton, Rabbit Hole, Dry Mountain, Black Mountain,
Stevens Camp and Pearl Camp, I’m a tramp:

I’ve been everywhere, man, I’ve been everywhere, man
‘Cross the Applegate Trail, man, I’ve felt their every travail, man
Of travel, I’ve had my share, man, I’ve been everywhere.

Granite Peak, Twin Peak, Bartlett Peak, Navajo; Parrot Peak, Division Peak, Hays Peak, Sugarloaf;
Fox Range, Granite Range, Black Rock Range, Red Mountain; Little Rock, Steamboat Rock, Yellow Rock, Elephant Mountain;
Leonard Creek, Trout Creek, Bottle Creek, Bilk Creek;
Mud Meadows, Soldier Meadows, Blue Lakes, for Pete’s sake:

I’ve been everywhere, man, I’ve been everywhere, man
‘Cross the basins and range, man, I’ve choked down playa in spades, man
Of travel, I’ve had my share, man, I’ve been everywhere.

8A, ISA, NCA, Fly Canyon; Black Butte, Haystack Butte, Alpha Butte, High Rock Canyon;
Cedarville, Eagleville, Buffalo Hills, Squaw Valley; Smoke Creek, Eugene Peak, Alder Creek, Desert Valley;
Donnelly, Mahogany, New York Peak, deep playa; Massacre, Lassen-Clapper, Fort McDermitt, even Vya

North Jackson, South Jackson, Badger Mountain, Empire; Little High Rock, East Fork High Rock, High Rock Lake, Lost Fire;
Jungo Road, Guru Road, Ghost Road, Granite Spring; Gerlach, Lovelock, Hycroft, Black Rock Spring;
Little Nixon, Big Nixon, Truckee River, Quinn River; Virginia City, Black Rock City, Hardin City, what a pity:

I’ve been everywhere, man, I’ve been everywhere, man
Through the canyons and draws, man, I’ve seen more than Chuck Dodd, man
Of travel, I’ve had my share, man, I’ve been everywhere.

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