Saturday, March 21

Blown out of a volcano!

Boy, here’s a tale for the grandkids! Hilary and Karla are being blown out of the crater of Ubehebe (sounds like you be, he be), in Death Valley. When we parked beside the crater, it was very difficult to open the doors on the truck since the wind must have been blowing 50 MPH (80 km/h)! The two had ventured close to the edge of the crater when the flying sand and rocks finally overcame their bravery. As we drove down the road to get away from the crater, we noticed some motorhomes coming up. It’s a good thing the wind was blowing away from the crater, rather than toward it.

I mentioned to Hilary as we left that north of the crater there must be thousands of hats on the ground.

1 comment:

Pat said...

Ubehebe is such a great name--has a neat swing to it. I think Lee hiked down into it ages ago. Or, come to think of it, it must have been the Winslow Crater.