I saved the cave for a return trip with the GF. The Border Inn had shower and laundry facilities in Baker, Nevada for very reasonable rates, plus a restaurant for dinner. The nearby Baker Archaeological site was also worth checking out.
"As an adolescent I aspired to lasting fame, I craved factual certainty, and I thirsted for a meaningful vision of human life - so I became a scientist. This is like becoming an archbishop so you can meet girls."