Truckhaven BLM, California
It was a do nothing kind of morning and so we did nothing, or next to nothing. I do have a few things to report however, first, the cookies purchased at Julian, were wonderful but I'm glad we only purchased 6. The pie is also delicious and while I am enjoying it, I think it will be the last one for a long time.
It is all sand, the fine sand at the bottom is from riders spinning and driving over it. One of the arches we found. Very skinny in here.
Deb & Tom texted to ask about coming to find the sand arch today and I jumped at the opportunity to spend more time with our friends. Doug opted to stay home.
The banks are steep and high, only wide enough for a desert toy. Someone's home built into the crevice of the sand. Note the different colour and shape of that line. It's sand too.
I started walking back to the area we would be travelling since I haven't seen the arch for a few years I thought maybe I could find it first. It wasn't long before I noticed the Little Black Limo coming along the bumpy trail and I still hadn't found it. Oh well, we'll figure it out. Long story short, they parked and we found not one but two arches. Yeah!!! Of course we had just found the second one (which was the original one we were looking for) when I had a text message from Doug saying he was on his way.
Which path shall I take? So many things contribute to this erosion but the beauty is evident.
The badlands is an interesting place to visit. So many paths to follow and yet it's all sand, hard packed, wind driven, water pounded, driven over sand. I'll let you figure out if you like it from the pics. I hope you enjoy them.
This is the original arch I found years ago.
I asked Tom to stand in there to give you an idea of the height. Deb, the other photo didn't show up for some reason.
|That little dot on the cliff up there under the arch is Tom. |
After our little trek in the lower paths we climbed into the Jeep and headed back to the Igloo. Riley came out and joined us for happy hour. No photos, sorry. Doug & Yuma left after about 40 minutes but Deb & Tom stayed until the sun was sinking below the horizon. Cooling off and time to head inside. Another good day with good friends!
It is actually sand, but very hard packed and now it's drying out and flaking off in places. Crumbles in your hand. Even the Dogsled would fit down this one!
I seem to chatting with my dad most nights now and so I called him around 5 PST and we chatted for a half hour or so. Not much new up there, a fine misty rain falling, somewhere between almost freezing but not really. Slight build up but so far nothing much. Mild, seems to be the word on all the lips up there.
My friends seen through a small opening I'd climbed into. A cave like opening, it goes no where. I hope you enjoyed the very edge of the Badlands.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy the trip into the Badlands.
Until next time....
Take care, stay safe,
Great pictures, Deb. We all had a good visit and did some exploring. Can't beat that.ReplyDelete
We cannot beat that for sure. Thanks for the heads up about the winds. I’m not sure how I missed the advisory on the phone.Delete
Thanks for wearing a sweatshirt that did not blend in with the scenery so we were able to find you out there...😊 When you look out over the land where we were today, from a distance, you would never guess the beauty that is found below. It was fun exploring the edge of the badlands. Thank you for being our guide.ReplyDelete
A waving burning bush. Lol. I’m glad we could find it, it’s been a few years. There is beauty everywhere if we look. Thanks for the ride. Tell Tom the cheque is in the mail. LolDelete
Fun exploring the arches ... I'd probably get lost! They are amazing to see.ReplyDelete
It’s hard to get too lost as all of the paths coming up.Delete
Awesome pictures! Happy Hour with friends, does it get any better?!!ReplyDelete
Time with friends is the best!Delete
Very cool arches, one never knows how long they will be there.ReplyDelete
They are deteriorating but have even here at least four years. I think that is a long time out here.Delete
You have some great pictures of the arches, thanks for sharing. I think it is great that you chat with your dad most nights. I used to talk to my dad every morning after my mom passed away ... I think it was good for both of us. Some days the calls were very short and other days we had lots to say :-)ReplyDelete
I think chatting with dad works for both of us, we each know the other is doing good. Like you, sometimes the conversations are short and others a bit longer, but I think we both appreciate them.Delete
The arches are very pretty and easy to find. I found them by accident the first time.