National Parks

It took us 2 months before we were offered a Park Pass allowing access into any of the Parks for $50, luckily it was before the expensive Grand Canyon and we have covered our costs already.

We are pretty canyoned out as this part of the country is a spectacular place with rock and land formations that make you wish you had studied geology. We are in Utah today and have travelled through spectacular red canyons of rock interspersed with monsterous white rock upthrusts. We camped last night in a State Forest at 9000 ft, and had squirrels and deer frolicking nearby. The resident bear didn’t appear, thankfully.The ranger went fishing to get us a trout but it was noodles, and fruit and beer.

Peter and Linda Larson, formerly Wellington and now Brisbane, have joined us for a week on their hired Harley. NIce to have them along and in the next day we will get Michael O’Donnell (MOD) along too. Those who read MOD’s Motors on Trademe will miss his witty writings, or maybe he will continue as he rides.

The road kill continues sto give us an insight into the animal life, deer, marmot , and the rabbits are the ones seen today. The heat is enough to make you demented and we are drinking about 4-5 liters each during the day.

Night cramps are due to the mineral loss due to sweat so mineral supplements are needed.

Love to my mates, Happy Birthday Bettina, over half way now

Jo

4 Responses to National Parks

  1. JohnHS June 13, 2006 at 5:55 pm #

    There are some amazing phots in those National Parks galleries… on those long open roads, it must be tempting to ride on the left… and then I imagine your whole perspective would change.

  2. dina calver June 14, 2006 at 6:24 am #

    Maybe you should have visited some Mormon sites such as the temple in Salt Lake City. It is cool in there and the insight into the Church of the Latter Day Saints is fascinating. New Zealand has a number of adherents I believe. If you are going to Vegas after the Grand Canyon, the contrast with Salt Lake would be something.

  3. Sabine June 14, 2006 at 7:28 pm #

    All great reading, thankyou for all the work – I’m only an armchair traveller now.
    Otago Uni used to do a good Stage 1 Geology paper.

  4. Bettina June 15, 2006 at 7:10 pm #

    Always fun reading about your wonderful experiences. Just wish I could be there. Thanks for thinking of me on my birthday, we missed you!

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