Veggie Voyagers

Couple travelled 30 states and 3 Canadian provinces between 7/07 and 5/08 running their 1987 Ford truck on straight veggie oil. The blog continues with a focus on the natural world and energy politics from a personal perspective

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Burt Canyon

We went to Fales Creek Hot Spring which is just a ditch by the side of the highway. We decided it wasn’t hot enough but here’s a photo…
Back country skiers are a tough lot. Today we talked to two people who emigrated to New Zealand but have come to California four times just for the rugged spring conditions and the free wild lands camping. The snow is patchy and sun cupped and you have to take skis on and off and carry them more than you wear them.
That’s how it was for us today. We went up Burt’s Canyon, just south of Sonora Pass. (Sorora Pass had some mountain warfare competition today so we didn’t want to show up for that….) After quite awhile of skiking we got up into continuous snow and good conditions, just as my energy was flagging and the sun was sinking low and the nagging wind was getting colder. Here are some shots from up there.
We came down out of the canyon to have a better view of the full moon but the sagebrush hill blocked the East and the wind had it’s way with us during the night, plus I got my first tick of the season….


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