Mountain Ranch Resort At Beacon Hill
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... but we get through. Oatman is a delight, a western time warp with donkeys everywhere! We spend too much time browsing around, eating ice cream and chatting to the locals - but what a great place. It was worth the 30 miles detour (and thirty miles back) through mountain hairpins bends to get there on this old historic route 66 road.
A long 140 miles gets to our Super 8 hotel in Williams, which is on the edge ...
... realised that I was standing on a piece of rock about two meters square with a 2500ft drop at the end and to my left and right. At that point I froze realising that I had to turn around and get back up to the path. I couldn’t move for about 30 seconds and my legs were like jelly. Eventually I gingerly turned myself around and clambered back up to the walkway. Thankfully all of this was out of site of Pauline who was sitting on a bench out ...
... 1965 that the site was finally recognised as a meteor crater, with many in the scientific community dismissing that possibility. I spent a significant portion of the early afternoon just drinking in the spectacle. Rejoining Route 66, the road diverges from the interstate at Winona. If Bobby Troup had written his Get your kicks song today he wouldn't have put the line Don't forget Winona. There is not much of Winona left now. The road ...
... immense, but we decided to experience it rather than walk round a museum or exhibition and find out how many tons of concrete it took to build it, or how many men lost their lives in the process. (Although I think this may have been 100.)
It had been suggested that an interesting place to visit but off the main route was a place called Chloride, where there are some petroglyphs.
Well how could we possibly miss them? Whatever they were??
... 4,500 feet below the South Rim and 5,400 feet below the North Rim - making an average depth of one mile! The canyon is cut into a rounded mountain, called the Kaibab Plateau. The Colorado River averages 300 feet in width and 100 feet in depth. The current averages 4 mph! White River Rafting, anyone? Animals in the canyon number 70 species of mammals; 250 species of birds; 25 reptiles and 5 amphibians.
Enjoy the scenery!!