We took an amazing drive yesterday afternoon, up what's called 9-Mile Canyon. It's actually more than 50 miles long, and there are different theories as to how the canyon got its name. The canyon floor is brilliant green with river-fed grass and hay, with cattle and horses (and a lot of rabbits), and a few old homesteads. The road is in perfect condition, with a dozen or more concrete fords to let flash flood water flow out of side canyons into the river without damaging the road.
The photographs tell the story of what brought us here, and what will bring us back again.