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Special to ModernJeeper: Cowboy Poetry Part 3 Highway 50 By Del Albright Highway 50 is said to be the loneliest highway, Where the pavement... Cowboy Poetry: Highway 50

Special to ModernJeeper: Cowboy Poetry Part 3

Highway 50
By Del Albright

Highway 50 is said to be the loneliest highway,
Where the pavement stretches far across the desert skyway.

Where you can see the snow-capped mountains across the distant plains,
and anybody who drives out there must not have any brains.

Long straight stretches that will lull you and even bore you,
‘Til you look around at the mountains at the colors and hues.

Every so often, you’ll pass a few cars,
And if you’re out here at night, you’ll see a lot of stars.

Across many valleys, the road runs straight and true,
And over several sets of mountain ranges, you’ll find a few curves too.

Traversing across Nevada, America calls it the loneliest road,
With no signs of life, ‘cept maybe a passing horned toad.

If you break down out here, you’d best be prepared,
And if you gotta spend the night, you can reckon on being scared.

There’re critters in that sage brush; some that crawl and some that howl.
Some will warn you with a rattle, others with a growl.

So, whatever you do, don’t walk out there alone,
Or what’s left of you might be just a white, bleached bone.

Hear Del recite the poem:

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Full time Land Use Advocate/Warrior, photojournalist, WorldWide ModernJeeper Abassador and member of the Off Road Motorsports Hall of Fame. Del has been involved in the Jeeping Lifestyle for longer then most of us can count. His educational and mentorship programs have helped developed warfighters in the ongoing battle to keep Public Lands Open to the Public.

  • Harry

    September 2, 2018 #1 Author

    Del, very good. I grew up in Colorado not far from US 50. I’ve traveled a good part of it and some places, especially in Nevada, it has no end in sight. Nice road to travel.

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