Torrey Pines Bed and Breakfast Inn
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... a park ranger. She pulled over and told me where to find a fresh spring right by the road. I found it and filled up my entire 6-liter dromedary. That water was so tasty!! I came across more pesky biting flies by the spring, so I got moving pretty quickly. (These flies have been tormenting me from day 1 of this trip. They bite and you can't shoo them away. When you brush them off, they come to the exact same spot and bite down.) I was ...
... in the 1880s by, you guessed it, Mormon settlers, and was initially known as Youngtown, after John Willard Young. He’s one of the few individuals to have been an apostle of the LDS Church and a member of the First Presidency without ever having been a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Glad you asked? The town of Torrey was named after one of Theodore Roosevelt’s Rough Riders, Col. Jay Torrey. Other famous people ...
... for lunch in a lay-by with a glorious blue view. Most Utah views are red, but this one looks out across the mountainside down into the valley where there is a deep blue lake and across to distant mountains. The combination of reflected sky in the lake and green pine trees make this a blue view. There were two cars already parked up and G decided that he didn't want to eat his lunch with vertigo by parking right on the edge of the area looking down ...
... and windy. Good conditions for things to not thaw. I tried to be a bit more mindful of the road conditions after that but I figured if the Prius ahead of me was doing alright, I'd be alright too.
Got into Torrey and checked into my room. I think this place is the cheapest one on the trip. About $60 a night and really quite nice. And in keeping with my tradition of mingling with the locals, I had dinner down at the bar/food ...
... Park, so we got a drive-by after all. We saw several formations from the road - Twin Rocks, Chimney Rock and the Castle, then a cliff face with several Fremont Indian petroglyphs which look like men with space helmets on.
Next stop was Goblin Valley State Park which was first called Mushroom Valley which seems rather more ...