Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Look Out, It's Wordless Wednesday!

A fire tower in north central Arizona.
Part of the trail to get to it.
A bit of the view. Click any photo to view it larger.

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  1. The colour of the soil there is amazing. And I *love* that third landscape photo. Fabulous. Gives a real flavour of Arizona. Thanks for sharing these.

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    1. Arizona has a bit of everything for you from high mountains to low deserts. I've gotten used to brightly-colored soils on the trails that Denis and I have traveled. Sometimes the trails themselves are striped with various colors.

      I well remember the first of our trips to Monument Valley. There's a dirt road that takes you on a partial tour of this park. When we got home, the car had sprays of bright orange mud on it. I wouldn't let Denis wash the car for ages. I loved that mud!

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  2. reminds me of that book I read...whose name will no doubt come back to me soon...about a guy who worked as a fire watcher in a tower in the SW..he had to hike miles into it.

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    1. I've never read the book, Caite, but I do remember reading a synopsis of it.

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  3. Wow, it looks like it would be a pretty isolated job.

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    1. It would be. Just think of all the reading we could get done!

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  4. I wonder if my Uncle John was ever there. He was a fed. gov't. employee who was a fire fighter in national forests. Much braver than I for sure.

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    1. Yes, it certainly does take a measure of courage to do something like this.

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  5. Cathy - I just love that trail! It's so rugged and beautiful! I haven't been to that part of Arizona in a long time, and your picture is reminding me that I shouldn't wait much longer...

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    1. I'm still finding wonderful corners of this state. I wouldn't live anywhere else!

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  6. Arizona has a certain shade of blue in the sky that you just don't see much anywhere else.

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    1. And I think it's my favorite shade!

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  7. Great shots! Beautiful colours. I was trying to pick a favourite, but I can't. They are all great for different reasons. Well done!

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    1. Thanks, Marie! It was one bumpy ride to get to that fire tower, but the view made it all worthwhile. Well, that and the fact that we had a pronghorn antelope pacing the Jeep for awhile!

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