No, not the famous Glitter Gulch of Las Vegas! [:0][:I]
GYPSUM ! Way cool! Very "glittery" huh?
I love this stuff. They grind this pretty glass like substance into a powder and make wallboard for building houses. This place was mined back in 95 by some guy who decided not to proceed full speed.
Well, now for the hike! It's a scorcher today, too. Got plenty of water. In fact, I was bloated! yuck!
Heading up to walk along the top of Warner Valley along the cliffs.
Drove along a roller coaster of sand that rocked me so much that I stopped every so often and got out just so I could collect myself.
My poor truck.... [B)]
Lots of orange sand, slickrock, desert shrubs and sunshine [8D]
That was Pine Mountain off in the distance. Nice view. Still a bit hazy today, though.
Well, time to stop bouncing along like a pogo stick in the sand and go for a hike!
An arch along the way...sorta.
Ahhh....hoodoos. That means some shade!
A window rock
St George off in the distance. The "D" on the mesa is for DIXIE.
Everyone out west seems to paint their hills or mountains with an Initial. Mesquite is "V" for Virgin mtns.
Hey! this window looks like a star! cool!
I like cholla! Especially the way it glows! Amazing that little cactus wrens will actually nest in there!
Time to head back down to the truck.
And, finally, climb out of here and head for home! Had a fun time!
Eventually get into some more stuff at Zion pretty soon here.
May your trails be crooked, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing views ! Edward Abbey