My Theme for the A to Z Challenge:
Living Desert Canyon
One of my favorite things to do around here is to go hiking in the hills. When my hubby and I take the dogs, we often walk to an old truck that was abandoned in a field of rabbitbrush (a very invasive plant that takes over the fields here if you let it). There are several ways to get there, some more strenuous than others.
On the way we pass these ruins of buildings that were part of
a sandstone quarry. Sandstone in a multitude of colors and limestone were quarried here in the canyon.
One way to reach the old truck is to climb up this rocky hillside.
I make it with some encouragement from Samson.
My husband walks ahead with Soldier and Samson. I usually walk behind with Angel. As I write this, I wonder why we walk behind all the time.... Well, Angel has to stop and sniff every minute, reading the local news off the ground, and I have to catch my breath. Is that why? Or does it have something to do with husbands in general pushing ahead or have we been married so long now, we no longer walk side by side? I find it amusing how blogging always makes you think of something.
And here is that eyesore of an old truck, used to transport beer in days gone by. You find all kinds of stuff in these fields. In one, by the freeway, there is an old abandoned boat, named the SS Minnow. Which is amusing, since these are desert mountains. Someday, I hope to be able to stop or slow down enough to get a picture of it.
A picture from last year, I like to call: Who's got the longest tongue?
It's also fun to hike with friends when they come to visit, here are a few pictures:
Rachael with Angel in March 2010.
Judy last November and
our friend Jody, almost two years ago now.
But usually it's just me and the dogs. Not all at the same time though, I can't handle that any longer.
I'm so excited that so many new followers have arrived on my blog. I will catch up with everyone over the weekend.