It’s a bird, it’s a plane, its’ a…I don’t know. Farrah sitting in Window Arch Silhouettes Extreme hammock lounging …more silhouettes This abandoned homestead was begging to be photographed. Time to shave. This was a couple of weeks ago.
Driving through the sun-baked, barren land of Southern Idaho in 97 degree temperatures we surmounted several mountain passes that had more semblance to sets of rolling hills despite their elevations of almost 6,000 feet. The journey was to be a short one from the Almo, Idaho to Salt Lake City, Utah. After hours of rolling hillsides with exposed rock, dispersed sage, juniper and pinyon pines we pulled into Ogden, Utah where we quickly honed in on a small Thai restaurant for lunch. Despite the soggy tofu that appeared to have been fried the previous week we were delighted to be eating a hearty serving of fresh vegetables; something we had begun to miss
Farrah and I are still in Almo, Idaho (population 140 as of the 2000 census) and we’re really enjoying the natural beauty of the area. Between the City of Rocks and the neighboring Castle Rocks the area is full of beautiful, expansive scenery and other natural wonders. The geology is just one aspect of the area. There are opportunities for limitless encounters with colorful birds, mule deer, bighorn sheep, coyotes, strange insects and even mountain lions. It’s an interesting experience to be high on a rock formation and look down onto the back of an osprey, hawk or vulture circling below
Not a lot to report. The last few days have been a little hot and a little windy. We’ve been enjoying the City of Rocks National Reserve and all of it’s natural beauty. A little climbing and a little hiking. Here are a few pictures. The Spokane River Descending into Idaho City of Rocks National Reserve Farrah looking great
Arrived late yesterday at the City of Rocks National Reserve in Idaho. It is in the south-east portion of Idaho about nine miles from the border of Utah. To say it’s beautiful here would be an understatement. At an average elevation of over 5,000 feet it’s true high desert terrain. Looking in every direction you see rock spires and domes jutting from the valley floor. The canyon walls are composed of granite rock formations that add a prehistoric feel to the scenery. Camping is dispersed throughout the reserve and each site seems to have its own character and unique qualities. Laying on a vast
By the end of the week Farrah and I were in Tonasket, WA for the Conscious CultureMusic Festival. It looked to be a promising weekend of music, friends and rain. Fortunately Farrah and I were well prepared with rain gear and a watertight van. The DIY awning that I installed on the van really came in handy as we watched the rain come down and soak the tents that surrounded us. Fields of Lupine and school buses full of festival goers… Festival grounds and ominous skies A little parade. This scarf that I received as birthday present a few years ago (thankyou Lea!) was
Well it’s been a slow start to our trip with a long wet week in Washington. We began with a jaunt over Washington Pass in the North Cascades where we stayed outside of Mazama and woke up to increasingly hostile clouds gathering over us. The Methow Valley was beautiful and alive with shades of green and highlights of color from the wildflowers that seemed to be bursting forth in every direction. We stayed in the Twisp area for a few days trying to figure out some basic systems for our trip. The weather kept us from any major ventures but