Roadtrip 2017 Fall: Vancouver - Seaside - Bandon - Calistoga - Sedona - Sacramento - Seaside - Vancouver

Day 17 - Pioneertown Mountain Preserve

They're here!

There's little peace in this lunchtime - as the craft looms overhead.

In the Pioneertown Mountain Preserve, Emma Sherpa Brown Sock prepares to hit the trailhead.

Wendy, having snagged a roll of film on a cactus, struggles to catch up.

Emma finds the first of a series of vortex markers left by an ancient race of extraterrestrials.

We are not sure what these vortex markers are meant to signify, but the thrumming sound they make is a little unnerving.

Even the clouds are a little unnerved by the vortex markers.

Vortex markers are everywhere.

A heart of rock.

Emma meets the challenge of the ascent.

Amazing tiny lichens and plants appear in fractal like patterns. Well maybe a half a fractal.

We're treated to an incredible show of clouds and shadows over the landscape. This is vast - where are you Grant?

Landscape in 3 stripes.

A time-honoured tradition is renewed - the summit snack.

The high spot for pictures has been found.

We march out as the light falls.

We swear this is a Dr. Seuss chair with a umbrella cloud.

We spot the seldom seen orange footed angry bird.

The short drive home.




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