Thursday, November 23, 2006

Trilobite Hunting

With my second visitor, the Fly Fisherman (TFF), in tow we set out on a desert adventure lead by Rock Buddy and Pringles to dig for trilobites near Cadiz/Chambless on old rte. 66. This of course meant that I had to stop at some of the fantastic desert sites along the way. These included Bagdad Cafe (in Newberry Springs) site of the movie "Bagdad Cafe" (from which the TV series "Bagdad Cafe" spawned), and located nowhere near the ghost depot (not even qualifying as ghost town status) of Bagdad.
For BEG's perspective of the trip check it out here.

I'm not sure if the motel is still in operation, but this is a beautiful scene of a strange duo that crossed our paths. They appeared to be travelling together, albeit slowly, and we won't even hazard a guess as to their destination...

Post Bagdad Cafe visiting, I insisted on a stop at the Shoe Tree near Amboy. Yes, shoes do grow on trees! If only I had known that earlier. I'm not overly thrilled about this particular selection, so I'm hoping to find a Fendi Shoe Tree or something.

Anyway, we eventually made it to Cadiz/Chambless, parked, ate some picnic lunch, and started the scramble up to the Langtham Shale in which there are trilobites. This is a panorama (taken by TFF) of the view from where we were.

1 comment:

Kilometres said...

I like how it looks like you are hanging in the tree in that one. Well done!