We hiked to a natural arch (which is what I'm looking at) while Romy's parents were visiting. The arch was in the Malpais National Monument, an area of volcanic flows (but the arch was in sandstone formed by ancient dunes).
We set up the yurt at the South Ruby Marsh Campground in the Ruby Valley in the National Wildlife Conservation Area. Now with the new windows and floor, the yurt is so much more awesome! Plus the campground was nice and quiet and had a perfectly flat gravel area for the yurt.
We ate at the Star Hotel, an old Basque restaurant in Elko, NV. The Basque people are originally from the French and Spanish mountainous region and were traditionally shepherds. Many moved to Nevada where they were also shepherds.