I’ve been out of the blogging mode for a while now and need to catch up on the many things that have happened. For right now, here are a couple of links from this past week.
We “attended” the Rubber Tramp Rendezvous in Quartzsite AZ, and our van mullet was captured by a photographer/blogger attendee.
While we were there, we did a couple of areas bike rides. You can see the details and photos from one of the rides here, where I submitted the information to mtbproject.
I’ll try to get caught up on the blog!
Half way across the USA now, and heading west. We made it to the Black Hills in South Dakota and we’re planning on seeing a few things around here next.
But related to my previous post, here is the list of “new places”. For those with OCD, you’ll note that we have now colored-in the mid-west hole, except for Nebraska.
Photos are after the jump!
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”
“You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!”
I finally made it up to the Goodrich-Loomis trails near Belleville/Trenton. We were hearing the “heat advisory warning” on the radio on the way up to the conservation area. 33 degrees celsius, 39 with humidex. Joy.
The quarries at Millstone Hill produced marble and granite. They still do make cut stone here. But a lot of the mountain is covered in abandoned mines, quarries, and tons of rusting equipment, cables, winches, spars and on and on.
In recent times it’s also become covered in hiking, biking and recreation trails.
Artists have been busy up there and if you keep your eyes peeled, you’ll find all kinds of little things.
The quarries have beautiful deep water which are like amazing stone swimming pools and you can go for a dip.
You can also just walk around to cool off. All the stone and water make it feel like you’re standing in front of a fridge door, even in the heat of summer. What a nifty place!