Posts Tagged ‘Arizona’

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Change in Residence: Part 3 – Gallup, NM To the doorstep of LA

August 10, 2011

After waking up reasonably well rested in Gallup, I got back on the road, heading in a general western direction.  If I were heading directly to LA, I would have stayed on I-40, then taken I-15 into town.  Instead, a bout of wanderlust brought me northwest and into the hinterlands of Arizona.

Along Route 264 in Arizona

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Day 40: Grand Canyon South Rim

November 9, 2008

In case you weren’t aware, it’s not necessarily a good idea to switch instantly from very rarely ever hiking to hiking for hours on end every day for a week. I’ve become intimately aware of this over the last few days. That troublesome blister on my left pinky toe became a bit more troublesome, and now it’s got friends. My feet kind of look like an ill prepared mystery meat. Think carney food. I’m not in dire straights or anything, in fact I did go on another hike today. I’ve just put myself on restricted duty. For the time being, it’s more about the two hour hikes than the twelve hour hikes. It’s frustrating, being hamstrung by something so silly as a few blisters. The rest of me is doing just fine. But of course, silly blisters have a way of turning into not so silly infections if you don’t pay them appropriate head, so I’ll just have to deal with it.

Really though, this is probably a good thing, as I could easily wander around this part of the country for weeks on end. Nothing puts an end to wandering like the inability to walk. While loosing weeks to the southwest might do wonders for my photography portfolio, it wouldn’t be as kind to my bank account.

Anyway, to the matter at hand: More Canyon Shenanigans!

Today, I headed down the Grandview Trail

Today, I headed down the Grandview Trail

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Day 39: From Boulder City, NV to the Grand Canyon

November 9, 2008

I made it to the Grand Canyon today. First though, there were a few distraction along the road. First up is Hoover Dam. I hadn’t intended to visit this particular feet of engineering, but it was sort of on the way. The road doesn’t just go by it, it is the road.

It was a little early for good photos of the dam itself, so this is all you get.

It was a little early for good photos of the dam itself, so this is all you get.

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