Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest & Spring Mountains

Nevada is not all desert; it's also home to some incredible mountain and forest scenery.

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest & Spring Mountains
Joshua Trees in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

Nevada is all flat, sandy desert. Or so I thought until I visited the state for the first time in October 2016. To be sure, there is plenty of flat, sandy terrain in Nevada, but there is also stunningly beautiful forest and mountains with a diverse ecosystem. The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest is a good example.

These photos are all from the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest near Pahrump, Nevada. At more than six million acres, it is the largest national forest in the continental U.S.

Looking back over the Pahrump Valley from the Spring Mountains
The Wild Horses of Nevada
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
Snow in the desert?

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