After spending almost two weeks in Lake City, I headed back to Washington. Here are some photos of my trip back.
Above left: A few hours after I left Lake City, I was in southern Utah at the
amazing Dewey Bridge, which spans the Colorado River. When the bridge was built in 1916,
it was the second longest suspension bridge west of the Mississippi River. Today, it's closed to vehicles but you
can walk across it. It's a real kick.
Above center: Here's the Dewey Bridge in 1985 when it was still
open to vehicle traffic. If you look closely, you'll see a car
barely squeezing its way across. Yep, I drove my Toyota truck over
Above right: The Colorado River, just upstream from Moab.
When I had driven through here two weeks earlier, it was 113 degrees. On
this day, though, it was "only" 112 degrees.
Above left: After fueling up in Moab and
getting LOTS of ice, I headed up to Long Canyon, one of my favorite camping
spots. It's located near Dead Horse Point State Park and offers a
phenomenal view of southern Utah. I've camped here a half-dozen times and
have never seen another person.
Above center: By sunset, the temperature had dropped all the way down
to 110 degrees. Here's my spectacular dinnertime view.
Above right: At Dead Horse Point State Park the next
morning. Check out the smoke from a million nearby forest
Above left: The John Wesley overlook above the
Green River. This is at nearby Canyonlands National Park, one of my
favorite National Parks.
Above center: It was hot and smoky on this day, though. Here's
a view at Buck Point.
Above right: And what it usually looks like. I shot this
back in 1994.
Above left: Have camera, will travel.
Shafer Road at Canyonlands National Park -- one of Utah's more "interesting" drives.
Above right: I drove north into Idaho that day, and the next morning
visited Craters of the Moon
Above left: Craters of the Moon is a small,
out-of-the-way park, but it's always been a favorite. Here's the
view from the top of a volcano.
Above center: The Dry Falls in central Washington. That's a drawing of
what it looked like back during the Ice Age when, for a few days, it was the largest waterfall in
Above right: The Chief Joseph Dam, one of a dozen dams that
have turned the once-wild Columbia River into a series of placid reservoirs.
Above left: The Okanogan Valley in central
Above right: Only an hour from home, this is the spectacular North
Cascades National Park.
the Lady Washington
after returning to Bellingham, I went sailing
one afternoon on the Lady Washington, a life-size replica of the first American
ship that explored the Pacific Northwest in the 1700s. As you can
probably tell from these
pictures, the trip was a real "blast."
Above left: Step aboard, mateys. This is
the Lady Washington, the largest square-rigger on the West Coast. For $50,
I got to ride on a 3-hour "battle sail" in Anacortes.
Above center: Setting the mainsail.
Above right: Our foe, the Hawaiian Chieftain.
Above left: Getting ready to fire a broadsides
into the Chieftain.
Above center: "Prepare to Fire!" "Fire When
Ready!" "Fire in the Hole!" BOOM! This cannon was loud!
Above right: Sailing a square-master takes an
awful lot of work, and the crew really hustled for the entire three hours.
I just took pictures and tried to stay out of the way.
Left: The Chieftain firing a broadsides. That's
Mt. Baker in the distance.
in British Columbia
next boat trip lasted a little longer. My brother Don and his wife Debbie rented a Grand Banks
46 for two weeks (at a daily rate that probably exceeds my annual salary).
Anyway, we went cruising up the British Columbia coast and had a great
time. The highlight was our day-long visit to Princess Louisa Inlet, a
special place that I'll always remember.
Above left: On board the Claudicus for a
two-week cruise with Don, Debbie, and my Dad.
Above center: The harbor at Nanaimo on Vancouver Island.
Above right: Cruising up Princess Louisa Inlet, one of the
most spectacular places I've ever been to.
Above left: Hunting for oysters in Princess
Louisa Inlet. Actually, they were easy to find -- the rocks were covered
Above center: The Claudicus at anchor.
Above right: My brother Don and my Dad enjoying a peaceful
Above left: Boats at anchor in Princess
Above center: Fixing up a steak-and-oyster dinner.
Above right: Chatterbox Falls lies at the end of Princess
Louisa Inlet. This is a wonderful place to drop the anchor and soak up the
30, 2002 (Bellingham, Washington)
12, 2002 (Lake City, Colorado)
4, 2002 ( Life as a Ranger, Part 2)
4, 2002 ( Life as a Ranger, Part 1)
1, 2002 (Looking Glass Rock, Utah)
June 25, 2002
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18, 2002 -- Part 2 (Port Orford, Oregon)
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