Itinerant Traverse . . . Shoshone!

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Itinerant Traverse . . . Shoshone!

Post by Amskeptic » Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:59 am

This is the top of my favorite valley along CA 127 from Baker to Pahrump that is dear to my heart. It is approximately 16 miles through the next few pictures.

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It was the path to my first meeting with my dad, it was the path that led my dad to his relatives in Oceanside in August of 2007 ( viewtopic.php?t=2539 ) ,
it was the lonely moonlit night where I spread some of his ashes along the wash in January 2008 ( viewtopic.php?t=3467 )

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It is 2010 now. We have a different car. We have a life that inexorably drives forward to new vistas even of the same old vistas:

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You cannot imagine the heat. The distances are exhilarating:

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This is the midway point, where I spread my dad's ashes down the wash to the right of the car:

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Looking up the hill from the bottom of the valley, I promised the BobD that it could have as much time as it wanted to get up the hill. This is where the pavement was reading in the upper 140*s:

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At the top of the grade just before the road veers left:

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How times change even as we are surrounded by timelessness.
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BobD - 78 Bus . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 77 Westy . . . 129,490 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 91 Lexus LS400 . . . 94,225 miles

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Post by sped372 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:13 am

Weighty photos and thoughts. Do you have some sort of new angled mirror technique? A hybrid compromise between horizontal and vertical?
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Post by RSorak 71Westy » Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:51 am

Yes the green bus has a very funky mirror position.....
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Post by aopisa » Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:17 pm

OK, now I realize that I have a problem. Colin is waxing philosophically and exposing some pretty heavy stuff and I'm thinking "Why does he have his mirrors set like that? He would not do that arbitrarily. What can the reason for this be?"
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Post by Elwood » Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:05 pm

Colin thank you so much for the past links about your travels with "Dad"

Made me cry ~~~ Im a chick with emotions ~~~ what do ya expect?

I love that you ware your heart on a sleeve for all to read and the membership count proves that!

PM to come soon.


aopisa----I love your sig line and it really helps me.


The mirror position is ---well just what Colin says (if ever) it is!



I truly hope Elwood and I can take that road someday, will have to be in early spring of late fall at "Our Age"


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Post by midatlanticys » Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:21 pm

Elwood wrote:Colin thank you so much for the past links about your travels with "Dad"
Yes indeed, thank you Colin for leaving the windows open, the lights on and sharing the fresh air, the view, the reflections and the history!
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Post by aopisa » Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:54 pm

Elwood wrote:aopisa----I love your sig line and it really helps me. Barb
Thank you. I am glad you find comfort in it.

I think our nomadic wandering monk friend really embodies it through his approach to life than I do at this point, but I am working on it.

Coiln- Thank you for sharing such great thoughts and stories.
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Awesome...

Post by jimbear » Wed Jul 28, 2010 8:47 pm

Thanks for sharing Colin. Your documentation is allowing me to vicariously experience places I will not be able to see for awhile... Beautiful pics and perspective.

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Post by Amskeptic » Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:26 am

. . . about that mirror position, it is an experiment to see if I can have my peripheral view of two lanes over AND a better vertical view that is required of these later buses that sit you too high to use the prior horizontal position effectively. So far, it works peachy . . . :cyclopsani:

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BobD - 78 Bus . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 77 Westy . . . 129,490 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 91 Lexus LS400 . . . 94,225 miles

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Post by dtrumbo » Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:21 am

I just caved and put the little stick-on spot mirrors on my horizontally-oriented mirrors. Funny, in the '70 they aren't necessary. I too enjoy the lower seating height in the older bays.
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Post by fancy pants » Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:04 pm

Colin, what wonderful photographs and narrative. Thanks for sharing this...
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