Shadows and sunset arrive quickly in November. Despite eight hours on the trail, the day flew by and seemed too short.
Sunday, May 28, 2017
One of the good parts of many national parks is the lack of connectivity to the rest of the world. My phone occasionally found a signal, but there was no true wifi source to be had. I was free of work responsibilities and reviewing responsibilities for a 48 hour! We were happy to see the Grand Canyon without shadows for the day. forest green color scheme to a more period common silver with accents. The park service runs mostly FP40's now, :( but still have a pair of operational repainted FPA's and two steam engines, a mikado and a consolidation to grace the rails with some beauty and glamour. multiple uranium mines around the Grand Canyon area.
Monday, May 22, 2017
We stayed the night in Flagstaff and were hoping to find a few caches before continuing north. Ali chose Buffalo Park. I was unprepared for the weather and freezing, but we stuck it out for a few finds. A hat was quickly added to the shopping list for our time in the Grand Canyon.
Monday, May 15, 2017
My conference ended with a few hours of daylight. The rest of the week was ours starting with hopefully time to reach a December 2000 cache and a puzzle Ali had solved. A second visit to South Mountain was as pleasant as the first with more climbing and trail adventures The clear skies of Sunday had been replaced with the late week haze from the Phoenix traffic.
Saturday, May 13, 2017
We planned to spend the day in Tonto National Forest. We are slowly visiting a variety of the National Forests. This one is much different than my baseline of eastern wooded lands. Our first stop was along the trails in the lower Salt River area. We never reached the river, but it is visible in the distance near the center of the image below.