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

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Cody to Thermopolis

 Just after I published the last post in Cody Michael showed up at the coffee shop and said he'd found good grease. He pumped 25 gallons and we both left there feeling revived.
 We drove south to the ridge above Legend Rocks and were treated to the full moon. The next day we went down the ridge face to wonder at the petroglyphs, some 10,000 years old. Will anything this modern generation holds dear survive that long? The rocks tell stories of power and relationship to spirit and to the creatures that live here with a third of a mile of over a hundred images surviving on the rock varnish.
 Visible on the other canyon rim is vast Hamilton Dome, one of the most productive oil and gas production areas in the state. A woman told us that they frack here and "clean" the water and dump in the Cottonwood Creek where downstream ranchers irrigate with it.
 Just a little while down the road we came to Thermopolis where we have soaked in the mineral waters and enjoyed this day. Feeling great now that we have had a full 24 hours without truck battles.


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