Found some random plant life (a page out of Peaches book as it were)--Please correct me if my identification of said foilage is off.....
Some Indian Paintbrush mixed in with the thistle in the sand
Flowering Prickly Pear Cactus
A closer look
Not sure :dunno
the sego lilly, the Utah state flower (edible leaves and roots, but not reccomended :puke1)
I know the Foss name, (and have likely raced with/against him) and will keep my ears/eyes open. I'll say this-- most 'crossers are good people, and have figgured out how to be competitive and friendly.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calochortus_nuttallii ~ Sego Lily
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datura_stramonium ~ Moon Flower
You're likely right (the area fits, I'd taken my white flower photo in the Moab area I think)--
Your version sounds more interesting anyway :D
Some wildlife-- no California deer either--
This HUGE guy was running around the Blacksmith Fork area (likely winters at Hardware Ranch)
These guys were much more skiddish-- Just north of Bryce on John"s Valley Road
How about a few Bryce Canyon trees, some of the toughest of the tough
One big pine, looking for sun
hit the button too quick-- Here's a few more
A little more open
The "Viverrid" tree, hangin' and thrivin'
Last one, for kicks down in the north end of the canyon
Mucho Grassy Ass for all the views/comments :thumbup
Got out this morning for a couple hours, spun through Brigham City, Tremonton and the ATK/golden Spike areas--
First, homage to a great little food joint in Tremonton-- Munn's sweet shop aka- "The Pie Dump". Next to Bear River High, this place has served hot rolls & gravy to generations of hungry persons. If you like brown gravy on fries, this is your place.
End of the season outside Thatcher
An odd park out in the fields
Eclectic metal structures/sculptures throughout :dunno
Up the road a little, found this display. The Caddy ("Lightning") and the T-bird ("Thunder") were special enough to someone that they were placed on display. I'd take the Ford off his hands :nod
These were next to their motorized brothers. Not a bad collection. Glad my ride has a few more horses and suspension :lol3
I'll add the rest of the ride manana
7K views. Thanks all :clap
More from yesterday--
Across the Bear River Valley, cool & windy, starting to spit a few drops
Up over a short pass-- the valley behind me
Long meadows in front of me. Saw a large hawk prowling, but couldn't catch him on film
Seen before in the thread, but this one is a bit more clear-- ATK of rocket motor fame. This things are much more impressive in person, scale and all.
Ever peresent self portrait :wave
Some wet glue-like salt beds on the run in home. These posts have seen their share of winters (notice the splintering at the top from freeze/thaw cycles)
The long straight run toward home as the rain increased (again glad I had 100 horses under me instead of one, at least on this day).
Nice pictures, i love Utah!!!:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
Edit: also hope it helps stimulate some FF's with their route planning
Well, I'm up to post 105 and came across,
the answer I had about Goblin Valley. Bummer, no pics. I was up there in March 1996 on a trip to Lake Powell, got blown off of the lake in a snow storm so took a side trip to Goblin Valley. Thought it was very cool.
What about the Vernal area? Isn't there a Dinasour National Park up that way?
Really enjoying the tour around Utah. It's a beautiful state.:clap
I'd really like to visit your end of the continent. My Dad's from Old Town, Maine and visits every few years, but I've not been since about age 6.
For tonight, a few rear view outtakes:
South end of Cache Valley somewhere
Up Blacksmith Fork Canyon
From last week in Box Elder county
From this morning, "downtown" Hyrum
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