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... pedalling the go-nowhere exercise bike furiously daily for years now. But that was at sea level. At 4000 feet, within a short while I was panting as I if had just run a marathon. Eventually I did make it to the top (oddly enough once I stopped climbing I recovered very quickly and was breathing normallly in a minute or so.)
And there it was, the House Of Apache Fires. I am glad I huffed and puffed up that hill, it was worth it just to see the ...
... road let alone pull a 40 foot motor home and towed vehicle to the shoulder. US-17 has never been Glen's favorite road and today was no different.
We gave the engine time to cool and began again. Three more times we pulled over. The third time, Glen added about a 1/2 gallon of water to the radiator, reduced the pressure on the radiator by loosening the cap and we began again.
We arrived at Munds ...
... 4000 feet and I don't know how high the formations get, but trust me they are really, really high, neck archingly high. And everything you see with red sandstone was once under the ocean, as proven by not only the sediment itself but the fossils found over the years.
Along the bouncy, rocky, raucous trails, Pete pointed out the indigenous Blue Agave plant which is spectacularly blue amidst the masses of ...
... highs in the mid-80's. Much more my style. With that spectacular weather, we started with a gourmet picnic on the rim: peanut butter sandwich (Jif - I said "gourmet"), cheez-its, apple.
Walnut Canyon was formed when Walnut Creek eroded layers of limestone, yielding sheer walls ...
... I was invisible, which actually suited me fine as it was interesting to look, but there was very little I would have given house room whatever the price tag.
One exception to this were some interesting Bill Worrell sculptures which came with a screed. I will look him up online when I get a moment.
My tolerance for such things is low and I would have liked to leave much earlier, however, sitting outside on the terrace and looking at some of the wind ...