Wooden Ice Chest Plans : 48 Qt Coleman Cooler.
The way it use to be. I remember.
0 PHOTOGRAPH PARTICULARS 0 When I lived in Issaquah, Washington as a young boy, we would get our mail out of combination boxes at a large wooden double story post office. The mail boxes were exactly like these in Henrieville, Utah (and some I had seen in Shaniko, Oregon). After we left Kodachrome Basin State Park, we headed for Bryce National Park. We knew at over 9,000 feet, there would be lots of snow, but since Ed had never been there and I had never seen the park with lots of snow, we both decided to give it a go. Between Bryce and Escalante, where we spent the night we stopped often to take photos of landscapes, a small town post office, what was left of an old pickup truck in a wash, and anything that looked “photo worthy”. The visit to Bryce National Park itself was GREAT. I had never been there with fewer people. Most of the main viewpoints had been plowed clear and the contrast with the unique sandstone rock formations, the trees, the sky, and the snow, was really interesting. Rainbow Point, at the end of the road and at above 9,100’ was open, with the parking lot cleared of snow as was the path to the viewpoint. There was close to three feet of snow at Rainbow Point. We enjoyed the Bryce ravens. Each pullout had a “group” of ravens “working” the tourists, who would stop there. So Bryce was the last main stop for this sun and fun filled day. After Bryce it was check into our rooms at the Circle “D” in Escalante, and head over to Escalante Outfitters for a great “top of the day” dinner. 0 ACTIVITIES DAY TEN OF TWELVE 0 If there was one day to “live again” on this road trip then day TEN was it. It was outstanding from start to finish. The weather was A1 perfect. We had a little dirt road travel with the windows of the Jeep rolled down and a lot of good photo ops at the many different places we traveled. Oh yes, a great meal at the Escalante Outfitters to end the day properly. We left Page, Arizona before dawn. We watched the sun come up over Navajo Mountain and Lake Powell. Then on to “The Toadstools” off highway 89 for a short hike and some great early morning light on those formations. We then backtracked 1.6 miles to the Cottonwood road (a road I had driven recently in my pickup truck, only from north to south), and enjoyed a clear warm blue sky day drive up to Butler (Grosvenor) arch. From Butler arch, we went on to Kodachrome Basin, where we took a short three mile loop hike. I loved the campground at Kodachrome and have promised my wife that we will camp there together and take some of the longer hikes available in that pretty little state park (Oh yes, the campground has HOT showers). From Kodachrome Basin state park, we drove up to Bryce National Park. LOTS of snow, but beautiful on a sunny day (few other people). We ate at the Subway just outside Ruby Inn - then drove on to Rainbow Point, which at 9,100 feet, had plenty of snow (about three feet worth along the lookout path). Then we worked our way back out Bryce, stopping to photograph at each and every lookout point that had been plowed, enjoying Bryce as the sun dropped down low and the light changed by the minute. After Bryce we backtracked again and drove on to Escalante, Utah (one of my often visited and favorite “base camps”), where we had reserved rooms by phone at the rustic but friendly: Circle “D” motel (ask for Robert and tell him Oldmantravels with the old red Toyota pickup truck sent you). After checking in at the Circle “D”, we headed over to the Escalante Outfitters ( hiking supply, books, free internet use, excellent food, really friendly people cafe) - - for a big dinner a cold beer, pizza, and a “toast” to the best road trip day we had enjoyed thus far. We had LOTS of dirt road destinations in mind for day 11 of the road trip (the next day) BUT we were in for quite a surprise the next morning at Escalante. So like on all good road trips, you stay flexible, make the best of what comes your way, and go for it and that is exactly what we did. 0 3,875 MILE/12 DAY ~ 4 CORNERS ROAD TRIP OVERVIEW 0 At the start of year 2011, I made tentative plans to take a two week solo “road trip” through the Four Corners area (The Colorado Plateau), during the last half of March. Then, if my wife could get the time needed off from her part time job, I also planned a “road trip” vacation to the Southwest, in April with her. When I put the plan together for the March trip, I decided to see if an old friend of mine, Ed (Flickr’s: OldWrangler), might be interested in joining me. I volunteered to take my old four wheel drive pickup truck and split the gasoline expense with him. We would each get an inexpensive motel room on the road to serve as “base camps” to hike, photograph, and explore back roads in the Four Corners area. Not only did Ed accept but he also proposed that we take his brand new 4-door Jeep Wrangler instead of my old pickup truck. That didn’t take any thinking on my part. I LOVE Jeeps and Ed and I have alwayProud past. Bright future
Wayne Sohappy son of Gladis Sohappy. Yakama Nation. This young Yakama man told the story of several of the chief's war bonnets, such as the one he is wearing, which he inherited from his great great great grandfather. There is a photograph of the same warbonnet posted at the rodeo grounds of a grandfather at the 1941 Alder Creek Rodeo. He told his stories in a proud, matter of fact way and when the tom toms and chanting started he marched around the stage, in the same manner. Pride but not arrogance. Dignity but not haughty. As we discusse everything from school, to future plans, to Indian languages, I found out he had just completed his master's degree at Eastern Washington and is going to go for his Ph.D - - in polictical science. He did volunteer or brag about this, it just came out with my questions. He also didn't correct me when I asked if the Yakima dialect was a Saphaptian language (as opposed to Salish, which Western tribes speak), as I had learned in college. I found out later that the Yakama prefer to call their language group the "Ishiskiin sinwit" as Sahaptain translates roughly to "stranger in land". But he was polite and didn't correct me. I was talking with him when David Clinton walked up to join in the conversation and we discovered that it was his wife I had met at the Carousel Museum in 2007 and it was me, who wrote the blog about that visit. David and Kim Clinton's daughter, Katelynn was the pretty rodeo queen for this 100th anniversary of the rodeo. The 100th running of the Alder Creek Rodeo in Cleveland, Washington. Friday night (June 11th, 2010) I had visited the rodeo grounds in Cleveland, Washington with my wife. We met two of our long time friends there as well. We took a few free rides on the 1905 (also listed as 1902 or 1907) Herschell-Spillman “wooden horses” carousel. Later we drove north from Cleveland the four miles to Bickleton, where the four of us had a nice and fun dinner at the oldest tavern in Washington state, opened in 1882…the Bluebird. Saturday (June 12th, 2010). I took my camera and ice chest and drove back to Cleveland to spend the day. The day opened with talks by Yakama Indians in native attire. Several of them entertained a large audience telling stories of their dances, traditions, costumes and ties to the area and the Alder Creek Rodeo. I found it fun sitting up at the top of one of the grandstands under the shade of some huge ponderosa pine trees, watching the preparations for the official start of the 100 year anniversary running of the Alder Creek Rodeo. The rodeo itself was full of excitement, fun, humor, skill, and wonderful horsemanship by men, women and kids. My favorite event of the entire rodeo was the women’s barrel racing. A range cow milking event with teams of three men trying to “capture” and get milk from unruly, indignant and strong range cows, provided the most laughs. There were plenty of American flags on display and during the opening ceremonies of this small town, rodeo, there was a touching to the country, the flag, and the men and women in uniform serving our country. It was well done.
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