Bighorn sheep herd 05/26/14

Bighorn sheep herd 05/26/14
There were about a dozen bighorn sheep this date 052614 up on Highway 74, above Palm Desert, CA, and right above Deep Canyon.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Sonora Pass




We drove to Bridgeport today for lunch and then drove up the Sonora Pass.  If you haven't driven up this pass and you ever get a chance, do it!  Be warned, however, that it crests at about 10,000 feet.  And, it is a VERY narrow two-lane road.  Tall vehicles and campers are NOT recommended.  They just wouldn't be able to make some of the turns and the winds today were pretty wild.  However, if you drive it by car, you won't have any problems. There are beautiful cliffs and the Walker River runs along the road.  You can see mountains of the Sierra Nevada and you can see trees all the way.  The Stanislaus River flows down the west side of the Sierra Nevada and the Walker River flows down the eastern side.  When we last took the pass, we came from the west.  Today, we drove west and saw things we hadn't seen last time.  Here are some scenes from today. Unfortunately, I got a headache and hubby was out of breath, so we didn't drive to the summit today.  And, yes, my cold is actually worse.

3 comments:

  1. I miss the ruggedness of Western forests with it's tectonic plante uplited & Volcanic geology. Here it's dense lush green - TOO MUCH green.

    Beautiful pictures though. As you can see from the 9 hour time difference, I'm an early riser too. For the moment it's 5:35am but I was going at around 4:30am.


    Kevin



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  2. You're a trooper for getting out but it's OK to just relax and get well too.

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  3. Sounds like a wonderful drive with pretty views. Beautiful scenic shots. Have a great weekend!

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