By Lee Cowan, NBC News correspondent
Along our journey, our production crew Christiana Arvetis, Ray Farmer, Dennis Frye and I sought the perfect spot to capture the essence of this remote area for my standup.
There are few better places to show just how beautifully desolate the Great Basin valley is than along parts of I-93 between Baker and Castleton. The Wilson Creek mountains rise up off the flat desert floor into picture perfect blue skies. There are nothing but jack rabbits, crows and sage brush that seems to stop crowing when it gets about knee high. Even the clouds here look different here. If you're looking for a place to be truly alone -- whether to think, whether to camp, whether to just go for a long dive. This place is it. Just bring your own water and a full tank of gas. Rest stops are few and far between.