Strolling Amok

Pops goes on tour.

Parting Shots

An overcast morning view out the dining table window.

An overcast morning view out the dining table window.

In taking the half hour to wobble down the washboard road, I took some time to stop and take a few more pictures in Medicine Bow National Forest:

What gets me about this place is the nature of the rocks. They often look stacked.

What gets me about this place is the nature of the rocks. They often look stacked.

This camping trail leads to a large circle right beside the boulders.

This camping trail leads to a large circle right beside the boulders.

Odd. Just odd.

Odd. Just odd.

Lots of small SUVs in parking areas, and lots of guys hiking and climbing.

Lots of small SUVs in parking areas, and lots of guys hiking and climbing.

Many boulders are at ground level, looking like they might roll someday.

Many boulders are at ground level, looking like they might roll someday.

It just so happened that there was one adventurer who arrived at the top of this peak as I was getting out of the truck to take a photo. See him up there?

It just so happened that there was one adventurer who arrived at the top of this peak as I was getting out of the truck to take a photo. See him up there?

The main entry/exit road to the area boasted some views of its own.

The main entry/exit road to the area boasted some views of its own.

 

 

 

 

 

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10 thoughts on “Parting Shots

  1. Barbara Goodman on said:

    Awesome….

  2. I noticed there is a distinctive lean by the rocks and trees in each photo. hmmmmmm

    • Good eye, Dave. But the bent ones are the most interesting to photograph, and many trees are straight. In any case, I suspect that the winds can be pretty relentless here, just as they are in the Southwest. Combine that with heavy snowfall, and you got yourself a leaning tree! Just a guess.

  3. Now I want to study the geography of the area to find out why the rocks are like that. It seems to me that earthquakes might do it, pushing things up at an angle and also shaking the rocks so they settle like that.

    • LaVonne, I’m ashamed (sort of) to say I never thought of trying to research it to find out. I guess I’m obsessing over my next destination. However, it’d be real nice of I could get back here for the full two weeks at some point.

  4. Thank you sure enjoy the pix’s and the place’s you stay !

    • Thank you, Tom. Enjoy it now, because once I plant this heap in Quartzsite or Yuma for the winter stay, the scenery will get, well, kinda the same each day. At the least, this points out that there are some mighty nice places to camp, and I’m driving right past many others!

  5. Superb. I may start out in Quartzsite and then try Imperial Dam near Yuma in December, then probably back up to Quartzsite after awhile. My goal is to miss a few of the below-freezing nights in Quartzsite.

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