I took a walk to Kenny Camp in the Sheldon NWR. It was an enjoyable walk there. An interesting look aound, and an enjoyable walk back. Simple.
I has vaguely heard about a canyon/gorge north of the Virgin Valley campground. I wasn’t sure how far the walk would be, so I made the sad decision to leave my old dog Rocket in the trailer. This was the first time I would leave him behind because of his age. I knew that on this trip he wouldn’t be able to go on all my walks so I reminded myself many times that it would be OK to leave him behind. I put Razzy on her leash and started to leave the trailer imagining there would be a fight by Rocket to leave too. Instead he seemed to tell me it was OK to be left behind, he jumped up onto the bed as I closed the door and Razzy and I left. Razzy and I enjoyed our walk but it seemed a bit incomplete without Rocket along.
The Thousand Creek Gorge that we found was amazing. Below are photos from the walk and then we drove to an overlook. I was amazed at the overlook. Four to five hundred feet of shear straight walls. I have never seen anything like this before. The photos don’t capture the aw from the overlook.
Driving Nevada Highway 50 westward, I experienced the basin and range geology first hand. The broad valley basins and then up over a mountain range. A slow motion up-then-down that held a peaceful predictable rhythm. The green valleys and then the forested ranges tipped with snow made me lust to stop and explore, but that would have to be another trip. I needed to get home.