Friday, May 5 (continued)
This is a quick summary because I’m far behind real time with my posts . . . .
Reggie and I leave Caliente for a search-and-explore mission. We take a look at the tiny town of Panaca and stop at the Visitor Center of Cathedral Gorge State Park. The day being very bright and sunny, I decide to postpone touring the park until another day when photos won’t be washed out by glare.
We continue north and drive the scenic loop through old Pioche before returning to our camp at Young’s RV Park in Caliente.
Saturday, May 6
The wind convinces me to laze around home all day with Reggie. Not that I need much convincing!
Sunday, May 7
The forecast for today is a high temperature around 70 degrees (F).
“Ya know, Reg? This is a perfect day for Cathedral Gorge. Let’s go!”
While filling out a pay envelope for day use ($7), another car pulls up. Children spill out and gallop to climb the spires. I quickly grab my camera.
Usually I avoid taking photos of children, but in this case they aren’t easily identified and they do give perspective on the size of the rocks.
“Well, Reggie, if kids can explore the rocks, so can you! Is this a weird place or what?”
At first Reggie acts stunned. I wonder if he thinks we’re going to camp here.
It doesn’t take long for his curiosity to take over. Off he goes to see what’s around those rocks.
Of course, I want to capture the surreal beauty of this place. I’m hampered by the light on my camera’s LED screen. When I hold up the camera to frame the shot, all I see is black. I point and shoot anyway.
(I never use the viewfinder. Wearing glasses that are trifocals. . . . well, I’m not comfortable with it.) I know my best efforts are not going to portray the immensity, the grandness, the mystical atmosphere of this place.
I had no idea . . . “Cathedral” is the perfect name . . . .
Reggie and I wander around for quite a bit.
Such a pleasant Sunday afternoon and hardly anyone is here . . .
“C’mere, Reg. I want to move us to the next stop.”
Moon Caves . . .
I leave Reggie in the Perfect Tow Vehicle with the windows down a few inches. I don’t want to be worrying about him when exploring what the sign says are “moon caves.”
In the photo below, you can see the entrance beyond the collection of rocks in the foreground.
A narrow path of white sand squeezes through the rocks. I go nuts with my camera. This place has everything to the nth power! Light, shadow, form, texture . . . .
I take a few moments to stand still. Perfect silence.
Light reaches from above. The photo below was taken with the camera held above my head (to give you an idea of the height of the walls).
The walls become so close together that I have to squeeze sideways. I don’t follow the serpentine path all the way to the end. I’m satiated with the experience. Besides, Reggie waits for me.
In the next post . . .
More Cathedral Gorge photos, including the campground!
NOTE: Nevada has large areas where internet signal is weak or non-existent. I continue to struggle with computer problems related to Windows 10 on my new computer, such as not being able to open my Amazon Affiliate account, access my email account, and other irritating situations.
Wait. There’s more!
Simultaneously, the 12 volt outlets in the Best Little Trailer no longer deliver power for my new inverter. The Perfect Tow Vehicle has three 12 volt outlets and two of them are worn out, too. That one remaining outlet in the PTV is what I’m using to charge my computer and the Verizon jetpack.
Oh, did I mention my stupid Smartphone died?
In order to pick up internet signal so I could post, Reggie and I are parked at a gas station in a northern Nevada town. I apologize for the irregularity of my posts and also for my absence from the comments section. As always, I appreciate those of you who take the time to write, especially during times when I’m absent. Thank you! — Sue
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