A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Sisters Trails

There is a whole network of trails around this area all well marked with these signs.
I'd like to have one of those stickers for the wall in the RV.

One day I came upon this sign and they had...

these maps. Great! Now I can find my way around hiking or riding my bike and not get lost confused.

Well back at home I studied the map and saw it shows the entire country all the way to the Three Sisters volcanoes.  The map was designed for the horse riders who travel long distances.  My little patch of paradise is the small square off to the far right along the edge of the photo.  
The trails around me are not even on there.

I never saw a E-Bike symbol before.  Maybe you haven't either.

One day on a bicycle ride I found a horse shoe on the trail.  
That will be a nice memento of my stay here.

You are probably wondering so the round can is a Calume baking powder lid from a miner's camp, the gun is a toy pistol found at Ajo, Arizona, (the closest I'll ever come to finding a real gun in the desert), the wood spoon from in the forest at Tres Piedras, New Mexico, the old fork another prospector's camp I forget where, and the photo I found at a flea market back home.  I know nothing about the photo but just liked it.  There is a rifle leaning up against the car but I've never been able to make out what she is holding in her hands.  She is wearing knee high boots with the pants tucked in, very unladylike for that time period.


Shammickite said...

Oh no! You have the horseshoe upside down. All the good luck will fall out! My mother would be horrified if she saw that. I suggest you change it to the other way ASAP before something really disastrous occurs.

Shammickite said...

If you show a closer picture of the photo, perhaps your eagle-eyed blog followers will be able to identify what she is holding in her hands.

John @ Beans and I on the Loose said...

I was wondering how many would call me out on on that. :))

John @ Beans and I on the Loose said...

It is too blurry, cameras were not all that great back then. I appears to be some rags or animal hide. Maybe she was polishing those head lamps.

Toc said...

Quick! Fix that horseshoe!