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According to the park website, “about 5 people” have died due to falls from Angels Landing in the 100 years since the park was established. About 5? Yeah, maybe last week! This is the most dangerous hike I have ever attempted. Hanging off the side of a cliff by a chain while trying to find a foothold is not my idea of fun.
Only five deaths?
You’ve got to be kidding me.
I saw the film “Shane” when I was just a kid. The child actor was Brandon De Wilde. Since that day, I wanted to be him, until I found out he was killed in a car accident when he was only thirty.
The image above reminds me of that film.
“But I know I’m a lucky man
God’s given me a pretty fair hand
Got a house and a piece of land
A few dollars in a coffee can.”
No.2 is the designation for this Long Valley Fire Engine. Which means there was, conceivably, a no. 1. And why is ‘number’ abbreviated no.? Why not nu.? And why was the Long Valley Fire Engine found in Mount Carmel, Utah? I just have so many questions.
“Somethin’ bout a truck in a farmers field
A no trespass sign, and time to kill
Nobody’s gonna get hurt, so what’s the big deal
Somethin’ bout a truck in a farmer’s field.”
This is not, necessarily the gate to someone’s private garden. The sign says Maison Privee, Private House. It is on the grounds of La Caille Restaurant and Event Center in Sandy Utah. But, while coming up with the title for this post, I happened upon a review of the book and a preview of the 1993 film and it is now in my Netflix queue, as is A Little Princess. Go ahead. Laugh. But I’m getting pretty tired of all the Marvel and DC versions of our world. Time for a bit of rose tinted nostalgia.
The town of Grafton is currently under renovation, which is removing all the authenticity that an historic ruin reflects. Still, there is the Grafton cemetery just outside of town that is the final resting place for a few dozen inhabitants of the time. The remaining buildings of the Grafton ghost town are a mix of authentic pioneer era structures and modern-built “period” movie sets constructed for the 1969 classic “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford. These buildings are clearly recognizable to fans of the movie. All are located on private property, and trespassing will likely bring a quick visit from a Washington County Sheriff’s deputy. (http://www.findagrave.com)
For a bit more local “color” please visit Photos By Emilio.