Life on the Open Road (April 2006 - May 2008)

The continuing saga of a single fulltime RVer who travels the western US. This is part one of my journey, from April 2006, when the blog started, to May 2008, when the blog continues at

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I have been a full-time RVer for 18 years, primarily "boondocking," camping free without hookups, in the Western US. I am connected electronically with the world via satellite TV, phone and internet. My batteries are charged solely by solar panels. I welcome your comments and emails.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Mammoth Lakes Area

Down a scary road from Mammoth Lakes lies the Devils Postpile, a sheer wall of symmetrical basaltic columns more than 60 feet high. It was worn smooth on top by glacial action. I took the trail to the top where the surface resembles a tile inlay. In 1910, a mining company wanted to blast the formation to dam the river. Fortunately, the application was denied, and it became a national monument in 1911.

A short hike away is 101-foot high Rainbow Falls. I didn’t see any rainbows; I think there needs to be more mist.



Blogger isohappynow said...

HI, Randy and Diana
I feel so privileged to have met both of you at Travertine Hot Springs, and, Randy, I'm getting a real kick out of your poetry. Thanks for the booklet.

What I didn't realize is that you're such accomplished photographers!

Hope you got your back squared away.
If I ever go on the road, I'd need to bring a portable adjusting table. NO sense wasting my talents when I could be helping people.

Kindest Regards,
Diana Walsh

6:13 PM  

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