Summer 2018, Day 34

We had a quiet night dispersed camping out here in the St. Anthony Dunes.  The cellular signal here is poor, but up on the roof it’s better:

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I bought a fan in Walmart and modified it to replace the broken refrigerator fan:

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Our “campsite”:

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We drove north, passing several wildfires along the way:

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We continued north to spend Shabbos in Bozeman, Montana.  See the alternating yellow line on the trip map for today’s drive.

Summer 2018, Day 33

Our first stop of the day was City of Rocks National Reserve:

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In the 1840s, travellers on the California Trail signed their names on these rocks in axle grease:

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A cute campsite:

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We hiked around Bath Rock:

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I hiked from Bath Rock to Parking Lot Rock:

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We drove to Twin Sisters:

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We continued north to overnight on the northern edge of the St. Anthony Dunes:

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Not a bad spot:

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After dark, I assembled the telescope and we did some astronomy.

See the alternating yellow line on the trip map for today’s drive.

Summer 2018, Day 32

I went out on a PPG flight this morning.  Flight #123:

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This video has yesterday’s flights as well as today’s flight:

There were plenty of mantises around:

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We secured the motorcycles and PPG and drove north, the Steens Range on our left:

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Onward to Idaho:

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We’re overnighting at the Walmart of Burley, Idaho.  The refrigerator fan is making a good bit of noise, so I pulled it out to replace it:

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We fired up the air conditioners, it’s hot here!

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See the alternating yellow line on the trip map for today’s drive.

Summer 2018, Day 31

We woke up to a clear day on the Alvord Desert:

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Time to do some flying:

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Flight #121:

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This video has both flights from today and tomorrow’s flight:

We unloaded the motorcycles:

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Oreo keeps an eye on things:

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M and I went exploring:

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We checked out Borax Lake:

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It’s getting warm out there, we fired up the generators:

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B agreed to give driving a try.  I sat behind her:

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Sporting our shade tarp:

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B learns fast, she went for a ride with M:

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Time for a night flight:

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Flight #122:

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Visiting the neighbors:

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After the flight, I hooked B into the harness and pushed her into the air:

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We had a great day on the Alvord!

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