We are in Zion on my birthday. We went horseback riding in the am had a great lunch at the local brewery then hiked the narrows. Called that because the trail and canyon meet and you can only hike in the river. Very swift and deep in some parts. Had a blast. Think I will hike that every afternoon. Very hot here. Tomorrow angels landing
You can see their shadows wandering off somewhere they won’t make it home but they really don’t care.
Give me 40 acres and I’ll turn this rig around its the easiest way that I know. Some guys can turn it on a dime or turn it right down town but I need 40 acres just to turn this rig around. Do those lines in the rocks remind you of anything dad? The mountain is what we see out our window in zion
They will never get hungry they’ll never grow old and gray
I have learned that death valley and las Vegas have one major thing in common DESPERATION. Oh, two things, I don’t like either one.
However, we did hook up with our old friends the fearful dead and enjoy a fantastic concert.
I met and talked with a nice man in death valley he was from California but he had duck stuff. Graduated from uo. Anyway we were in linewith 20000 other people for the show and there he was. How funny we hugged and laughed like old friends. After all, everybody is a friend at a dead show.
What I learned in death Valley
You can not drink enough water, 50 sunscreen does not work, dry heat is hotter than anything in the world, you can outrun a sand storm, hike at night in the dark, trust nothing living.
We got up early to go for a hike in the dunes at 282 feet below sea level. By 0800 it was already 85 degrees. No shade no breeze. It was a very short hike. We stopped and did a couple short ones along the way and that was good enough for us. We saw a borax mine and a borax wagon that was pulled by a 20 mule team. We saw a side winder track. We saw a jack rabbit. We saw a lot of turkey vultures and you know what they eat so we left.
We just drove off and left it all behind us. Where were we going without ever knowing the way.
Anyone could see the road that they walked on is paved with gold. It’s always summer they’ll never get cold. Where were they going without even knowing the way
Mono lake. Auto correct . Gotta love it
Today we went all over the place. Old mining ghost town called Bodie. Everybody just got up and left. The school had desks and books and a lesson on the board. The blacksmith still had tools etc. And the bars had table chairs and old bottles. 8300 elevation and can get 20 feet of snow. The houses were covered in hammered out tin cans for water proofing. There is a picture of the school bar house jail and bank.
Then we went to Tufus park. Part of Mono lake with huge minerals from fresh water bubbling up into the lake. There is no outlet for this huge lake and the water is oily, naturally, and very salty. 80 percent of the sea gulls, 60,000, of the state of California come here to bread and nest. The stay on a huge island in the middle of the lake.
We then went to Panic crater. The youngest mountain in the US. Formed 600 years ago.
We are finished with this area. Blowing out of here and moving onto death Valley! CLOSED ROAD TO YOSOMITE.
We will be taking fiddle town road out of plymouth for about 50 miles then it will join with hwy 88 and that will take us to Yosemite. So the map says.
We made up our minds and we started packing. Left before the sun came up that day. An exit to eternal summer slacking. But where we were going without even knowing the way.