This trail begins in a residential area around the towns of Smith and Wellington and runs north through the historic mining area of Delphi and Ludwig. It crosses Mason Pass and the Singatse Range and ends near the town of Yerington. After navigating the paved roads of the Main Ranch Residential area, the trail truly begins on the sandy and dusty, dirt Delphi Road. Very little vegetation other than sagebrush adorns the landscape surrounding this two-lane, flat easygoing road.
Views to the northwest of Western #31: Sunrise Pass Road winding through the Pine Nut Mountains and over to the dry lake bed of Artesia Lake are quite scenic. Navigation is easy along this section. Beyond the Delphi town site, where nothing but some scattered mining debris and a corral remains to mark its location, is where navigation more difficult.
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