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Never curse Mother Nature. She will chew you up in a jackrabbit's heartbeat. I learned that in Alaska on my last tour in 2008. I was climbing an awful mountain hill and just barely making it. It took all I had to work my way up in ladder stages of climb, rest, climb and it was one of the hardest ascents I had ever made. In fierce defiance at :"the top", I actually raised my fist to the sky and yelled " IS ...
... was called "Pioche's City" and later became
known as Pioche.
The town rapidly became the largest mining town in
southeastern Nevada in the early 1870's. Population estimates showed
10,000 people by 1871. The town quickly gained fame for its "toughest
town" reputation. Due mostly to confusion over the exact location of
mining claims, mine owners finally resorted to hiring guards. Hired
gunmen were imported ...
... through a pretty valley with small ranches scattered around the river. There were a number of trucks on the road and I decided I'd like some photos of them. I have become quite proficient at taking photos as we drive as it is often the only way of getting that view when there isn't anywhere to stop. I discovered it is interesting photographing through the window something approaching you at 60 miles an hour when you are also travelling at that speed. I now have ...
... on film. Another was resting in the shade near one of the many small caverns that it apparently calls home. They must be used to the human traffic, for I was able to get rather close to one before people with dogs scared it away. A short two miles of hiking was sufficient to see most of the park before I hit the road again for ...
... missed home so much that she wanted to go her own way home with the fastest routes, so she moved on when we stopped to take photos. Debbie and I rode on to Austin, NV, and gassed up there and in Eureka, NV. We ate breakfast at a cafe that was built in 1836 complete with player piano and old, museum-like ...