Strangely enough, Google Maps won't let me make a connection from Gerlach to about 5 miles north of Gerlach on C.R. 34 without routing me either all the way over to Cedarville, CA, or taking me down an obscure and suspiciously narrow-looking dirt road.
The route above doesn't start in Gerlach, because it can't. The route below, starting in Gerlach, won't go exclusively on C.R. 34, because it won't.
|The junction of old S.R. 34 and old S.R. 8A in northern Washoe County.|
|An 8A sign, up ahead!|
|This is actually a "To 8A" sign! It's pretty well marked for a road that no longer exists, I'd say!|
A little ways on, around a bend taking us back to the north, we came to another junction, one with several signs.
|A small sign forest appears at the junction of conjoined 34+8A and 8A, which turns off to the east.|
|Here's another "To 8A" sign. Turn east just ahead.|
|Vya is now shown as being a mile to the north on continuing C.R. 34, and the sign says you will reach Denio or Winnemucca in many miles if you turn right.|
|The rest of the signs at the second junction are the back side of a yield sign, a BLM sign pointing to unreadable destinations, and a "To 34" sign beyond that.|
|We turn right, of course, so we will be able to say we drove onto the northern leg of old Highway 8A. Now, what do those signs say?|
|This is 8A. It's signed. The sign doesn't say it's a county road.|
|"Road not regularly maintained. Travel at your own risk. Closed during winter."|
|There's the jeep, barely on 8A, back at the junction with 34. Oh, and look: hoodoos!|
|There's a good batch of hoodoos in volcanic rock on the hillside behind the maintenance station. Don't ever plan on getting gas at Vya! There isn't any!!|
|We head south on 34, which will turn into unmarked 8A (combined with 34) at the junction just ahead.|
|Now we've rounded that first bend and are back at our first junction. We'll head west on unmarked 8A. There may be hints of hoodoos on the far slope.|
|Now we've crossed over an unnamed pass in the Hays Canyon Range, and are nearing the NV-CA border.|
|There was a profusion of sign at the border, but no sign marking 8A going back into Nevada.|