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It's been a long day. We started out with an early morning walk. Mike joined me again. The sun wasn't up over the mountains yet. It was 65 degrees, but very windy so we needed jackets. The lodging here is set between 2 mountain ranges so it was lovely to see the sun coming up over the mountains as we walked. We made it a leisurely morning. After walking and ...
... called it Pony Express Road, but that is a stretch) couldn't go over 15-20 mph and most of the time less. The closest we could get to the cache was 0.66 miles. So we park the car and set off toward the cache through salt flats, sagebrush, sandy areas, rocks and not much else. The dogs and I found the cache. The Pony Express Station was a short distance away but looked like a pile of rocks that was ...
... ticket office. On the way I found that there were two entry queues, one was much shorter because everyone arrived from the other end, so we managed to miss most of the long queues. Once in we found a spot (about where we always sit) and changed for action. There were a couple of large groups there and the resort was very busy. We had to wait for some time for some of the flumes but we chose carefully and minimised the waiting time.
... only complaint was, that it was 3:00 AM and I was wide awake waiting to get a head start on the surprise birthday party for Grandma. While everyone else was sprawling themselves out on the floor and sofa I decided I would take advantage and get some rest myself. I was well aware that a birthday party and this exact same travel route, only in reverse, would be taking place over the course of the next 24 hours.
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... forests and over the Cascades to the east side. The highest point was 5900 feet. Of course, there were the down slopes of 5% or 6% grade. It was low gear time!
After the Cascades came the Sierra Nevada Mountains. We drove through a broad valley with ranches on both sides of the road. We saw lots of cows grazing on open range and a few irrigated fields. There were also sheep and a few alpacas. As we got closer ...