- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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... in the sierra foothills, getting medical and dental checkups, doing a couple little minor repairs, hiking, photographing, and sorting out the future (maybe). The retreat is located way off the beaten path up a 4 mile gravel road amidst and oak forest on top of Bald mountain at 3100 ft elevation. It is really, really, REALLY, quiet here. No fast cars with loud mufflers, or Harley's, just the occasional chicken, ...
So this is the big day, the start of the three to five day Laugavegur. It usually takes four days, but I am hoping to complete the trek in three days, and then continue with the walk from Thorsmork to Skogar, weather permitting.
I set off around ten o clock, when the sun and blue skies predicted by the weather forecast have already made an appearance. The first part of the walk follows the path through the solidified lava field which I followed on the ...
... the Nevada side is actually imaginatively named "Stateline". Actually crossing the state line has to be seen to be believed. The Nevada side is built up in the most unsympathetic ugly way, with the most ugly high rise hotels and casinos blocking the views of the lake and the mountains. A set of traffic lights marks the state line and the casinos and high rise hotels stop abruptly. On the California side there is at least an attempt to build sympathetically, with lower rise, ...
We arrived in Beatty yesterday afternoon without anything to report except that I got to drive for about an hour. There was no traffic and the highway straight as an arrow, so no problem. This morning we drove into Death Valley which was our second trip into the valley. This time the adventure was a golf course Pete had eyed. The course is 214 feet below sea level which seemed interesting to ...
... a rock for about 5 minutes, but Jody guided us through perfectly, with just enough edginess to the run to have your heart in your mouth at times. Sometimes you have to bump into the rocks on purpose to slow you down at the right times, but we saw videos afterwards of how it can go wrong. We were asked to look terrified for the camera, but it was not too much of a stretch... Pool day the next day (Friday) - generally chilling. R had been suffering from a bit ...