The loneliest place in the world to be must be this plateau nearing the high desert of California. After driving on paved , gravel and finally dirt road, I was at my destination. Hambone represents the eastern end of the McCloud River Railroad, trackage rights over GN, BN and then BNSF owned line between here and Lookout Jct was granted to the McCloud River Railroad and operations came through here fairly regularly, then BNSF applied for and got the rights to abandon  the line and rails were pulled, just up the line from this picture.

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Maps and Aerial Image: U.S. Geological Survey