Mts Abraham, Isaac and Jacob
We had a slow start again Thursday morning. My allergies or head cold or whatever was causing my runny eyes and nose and excessive sneezing was dragging me down. I developed lower back pain Wednesday, which I suspect is part of my bug and it was most uncomfortable in exiting and entering the car. My back wasn’t quite as bad Thursday but still was uncomfortable.
We got on the road about 9:30 heading for
I pulled the following off the internet. The 1.1 mile long Zion National Park Tunnel was blasted and cut in the thick Navajo sandstone during the early 1900's. Imagine cutting through 2,000 feet of sandstone with the machinery available at that time. In those days the whole process was considered a technological wonder. The Zion-Mt. Carmel tunnel was a network of scaffolding set up on the east side of the tunnel, across Pine Creek, which flows below. Blasting was used to enlarge the hole and railcars hauled off the debris. On the tunnel's south side, working on the tunnel was not any easy task because the drop off to the canyon below is 800 ft.
We had lunch at a peaceful picnic table by the wildlife building and had the whole area to ourselves. Amazing, considering how busy the park was.
Rather than subject Aileen to another trip through the tunnel, we went out to I-15 and up to
We started today off with the idea of a slow start then Aileen happened to notice that the laundry hours were 8-10 am so she had to get cracking. It was about 8:30 before she got there but was finished just past ten. I did some sorting of maps and brochures and tossed what I didn’t think we needed for future reference. After doing breakfast dishes and taking the garbage, I downloaded yesterday’s images. I processed some for the blog later. My back and sinuses both are much better today and I hope they continue to improve.
Aileen gave Mitzy her much needed bath after she finished the laundry. The plan for today is to head up to