I'm back from my road trip though the middle of Nevada, and I have to say, I was right all along. It's very pretty between Eureka and Austin, but besides that, it's a total shithole.
I was in the middle of nowhere, with no phone service mind you. Had I died, nobody would have known. There were 4" long bugs flying around eating us alive (No exaggeration on the size. They were gigantic and so creepy.) And last but not least, my camera fell out of the car and broke into two pieces. My 50mm lens also shattered.
All around just a really great time! haha
Going to buy a new camera right now though :D