I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.
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I borrowed Mom’s Cadillac to go camping with my boyfriend and another couple in September 1974. We had to use the repelling gear from the tree limb to lift the loaded canoe then drove under it and lowered it onto the roof. Plus tie the trunk shut. We rented the second floor of the Bessemer House for a week. This building was originally an iron ore assay office and the walk in safe was still there. We also went camping on Michigan’s Upper Pennisula at Pigeon Lake. The Cadillac took those back country gravel roads pretty smooth and came home with only a few minor scratches. Mom was not happy. Sally from The (Mis) Adventures of Karl and Sally has started a new meme where the past is remembered through sharing old family photographs and this is #8. I love the idea and hope you will too. So join the fun by clicking here.
Maggi ran away from the South Rim for some crowd-recovery time. The North Rim gets only 10 percent of the 5,000,000 annual visitors to Grand Canyon National Park. Trancept Canyon So we went hiking this morning on the Widforss Trail, named after artist Gunnar Widforss who lived and painted at the Grand Canyon in the 1930s. Pinedrop from the Wintergreen Family We chatted along the way and discovered more than just canyon. Oregon Grape, Barberry or Mahonia I was surprised to see the red leaves and berries so early. Later in the fall the berries are quite tasty and make good jelly. Bug trails I want to make rubbings of these wonderful natural patterns. But I always forget the pencil and paper. Almost at the head of Trancept Canyon looking southeast We made it 2.5 miles (4 km) along the forested rim trail, that’s about half way. And this was our lunch break view before turning back.
Kaibab squirrel Sunday morning I lead a nature walk with only three visitors, all avid birders. (Sometimes these walks can be up to 30 people.) I’d been talking about the Kaibab Squirrel and we were all keeping our eyes open to see one. Copper’s Hawk We stopped along the trail to study some fossils and up in a Quaking Aspen we saw a Copper’s Hawk. I know, not a very good photo but the best I could do. Hawks are a predator of Kaibab Squirrel so we were very surprised when we saw one leaping gracefully along right under the hawk’s tree. Copper’s Hawk nest We all had our cameras ready for the hawk to swoop down on the squirrel, but it didn’t happen. Could be the hawk was busy as a hummingbird was flying all around it. To see more of life around the world, or to share your own, go to My World Tuesday by clicking here.