It took more than one day to drive US 50. It was worth it. We saw all sorts of terrain from mountain to desert to dried river beds, salt flats, old Indian sites with Petroglyphs. Deserted mining towns, Pony express stations, distant cattle ranges, and evrywhere the absence of people, except in a few small towns that stood like oases in the wilderness.
Joe is an author, poet, historian, and guided walks consultant. He lives in Newport, Co. Mayo. Scriptwriter and presenter of “Old Port to Newport”, Joe McDermott is the author of a number of fiction and non-fiction books including Sheegorey (historical fiction), the History of St. Mary’s Hospital, Castlebar, as well as hiking guide books such as The Western Way, The Bangor Trail, and The Foxford Way.