Wednesday, February 22, 2006

D is for Desolation

D is for Desolation Canyon

Back in September I took a weeklong raft trip through Desolation and Gray Canyons with some friends (two of whom used to be river guides). It was an amazing experience. The canyons were beautiful, but the thing that sticks with you the most is the quiet. The week without any phones, radios, TV, and cars. The river is the dominant sound. The feeling of peace that comes over you after 3-4 days is amazing.
You can see the beginnings of our camp being set out on the beach below the canyon.

Loved it.

Knittage: Front, check. Back, check. All ends on front and back woven in, check. Sleeve 1, approximately 1/2 inch from being done. Will I finish? I'm trying, but yes, a challenge it will be! Pics later.

Ski-dom: Most excellent weekend of the year! Two days at Wolf Creek, with 26 inches of new snow! Powder days spent in the trees, fresh tracks every run, both days. Then, a day at Purgatory, with pure carvable styrofoam snow perfect for moguls. Moguls all day. Damn my legs were worked. To top it off, a soak at Trimble Hot Springs after the final ski day. Ah.

4 Comments:

At 2:54 PM, Blogger sgeddes said...

That is a beautiful picture, thanks for sharing. It makes me want to take a trip to the desert.

 
At 5:00 PM, Blogger Zonda said...

Wow...great picture! Sounds like your knitting is going well (faster than me and a sweater would) Hang in there...we...can...do ..it :)

 
At 10:38 PM, Blogger Hillary said...

I wish I could live where you live!! The desert AND skiing! What more could a girl want?

 
At 10:11 AM, Blogger Carolyn said...

What a fabulous picture! I agree with hillary - you are lucky having so much variety of different regions/climates in the US. Something we don't get in the UK (well unless you count very wet, wet, not so wet, dryer ;) )

 

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