Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Almost Wordless Wednesdays (3)

About 5 hours into the Cactus to Clouds adventure, probably the most difficult single day of work in my life.  I was accompanied by my comrade, Kalvin, and the "hike" would span 22 miles, 14 hours, and well over 12,000 feet of elevation change.  Here I am looking out over the desert floor where we started the day at 3:00 A.M.



Maddy said...

Sounds like a pretty intense hike, but it looks like it was well worth it.

linda said...

I'm not a rugged girl but this photo makes me want to try to just see that view. how absolutely breathtaking.

Alison said...

*envious sigh*

A nearly wordless comment...

Rachel. said...

That picture is simply stunning; and the hike must of been incredible.

Annabelle said...

Where do you find the time to go on these adventures?! How do I get your job?

Trouble.Thinks said...

WOW! That is some view...a million times better in person I'm sure! Very cool :)

katiegirl said...

I apologise in advance if this seems like a really dumb question

(My defence is that I come from Australia, which is not to be implied that Aussies are dumb of course, but just that some things are done differently here. Or there. Or whatever...)

What are all those fences or posts that are running parallel on the "desert floor"?

Martin said...

Maddy - Yes on both counts.

Linda - It definitely makes the pain/difficulty worth it.

Alison - Your sighs are made up of words?

Rachel - Thanks! It was.

Annabelle - I just...go.

Trouble - Thank you :)

Katie Girl - Not a dumb question. Those "fences" you see are actually wind turbines. They have tons of them in that part of the desert.

katiegirl said...


I was just checking to make sure you hadn't stumbled across some wierd, top-secret government experimentation :-)

(I love a good conspiracy theory...)

Martin said...

KatieGirl - Next time you ask a question, I will come up with a much better story than just "wind turbines." When pressed, I can tell a good yarn, and conspiracy theories are right up my alley.