Rainbow Canyon Motel
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Riding against the infinite strength of the wind for hours at a time takes a mental stamina that will make you call on your angels for help. Try it some time. It will make you seriously think about turning around to fly back from whence you came. It will make you consider ending a goal, a quest, or even a dream.
But I can't do that. This ride means too much.
... br> Pioche in 1871. It began in a restaurant during a celebration
commemorating Mexican independence and quickly spread. When it reached
the Felsenthal Store, a stone fireproof structure where 300 barrels of
blasting powder were stored, the subsequent explosion shot nearly 400
feet into the air, blowing a 1,000-pound door clear out of town and
showering the town with flaming debris. The explosion of debris ...
... All other routes lead via Las Vegas and the I15. After several experiments with the
maps, the solution we came up with this time was to drive north to Bishop and then to continue north on Highway 6 to Tonopah before driving the 375 (Extraterrestrial Highway and home to UFO spotter's HQ and the A Le Inn) before stopping for the night in Caliente. The next day's drive would be a relatively straight line east although we would have to do a short stretch ...
... because of the extraordinary rock formations, (see photos, easier than explaining!) It was an incredible place, you could just imagine what it might be like to be lost in the wilderness out there, no-one around, completely inhospitable, and HOT! There were also signs saying to watch out for snakes, we certainly did watch out for snakes, and we did not see any, I think that is one bit of wildlife certain members of ...
... to head inland again, back through flat arable farming country, & after a couple of detours due to roads being closed, or in one instance, not there anymore, we headed through Fresno, & on again towards Yosemite.
There is no direct road from the one Park to the other, & the route is a little indirect, so we probably did'nt allow enough time to get from the point 'A' to the point ' B ' , & ended our journey in ...