Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Outdoor Wednesday

Outdoor Wednesday and a 2fer  (where you get 2 for 1).
My Outdoor Wednesday pics and a recipe for granola bars.  You are so lucky.

But you are going to have to go thru a lot of photos of the High Desert of Northern Nevada before you get to the granola bars.  But by then you'll be hungry, so it will be worth it, I'm sure.
The granola bars will be at the bottom---we ate them while we were hiking and everyone seemed to love them.   I took pics of the granola bars that were left after our hike.  They were an afterthought. But everyone loved them, so why not?
They are the Pioneer  Woman's granola bars, but please don't leave my blog for her's just yet, now that you know the secret of how to get to the recipe faster. Please stay and enjoy my pictures.

Nevada is my home and I love it.  Sometimes when I look around, I think, why?
It's hard to explain wide open spaces to someone who doesn't 'get' them. It's kinda brown, and there are no trees to be had, but it has its own desert beauty.
(having said that,  I love everywhere I go.  we've moved around a lot in our 35 married years with the Handyman's job, and we've really loved everywhere we've lived.  I think its just our personalities. There's that old saying "Bloom where you are planted", and we've kind of taken that to heart.)

We hiked this canyon, Thousand Creek Gorge,  over Memorial Day weekend. We camped with friends at some hot springs close by: Dufferena Ponds.  I don't have a good picture of the ponds, but I do of the canyon.  This was the weekend I declared to everyone I was a hiker!  Ehh...I did hike, but I am more of a walker.  A nice manicured path is good! This was not that.

It's hard to tell how tall/deep it is.  I can never get the perspective right in my pictures. but it was very tall, or deep, depending on if you were looking up from it, or down into it.
We hiked into it and then we went to the top and looked down into it.  We threw rocks---big rocks--but we were the only people there, so we knew no one was down there.

Notice how the weather changed from the start of our hike to when we got to the top.

This is walking in....

My, or rather, the Pioneer Woman's Granola Bars are good for a hike.  Click on the her name and it will take you straight to her page with the recipe. 
They are very good.  Everyone said so!
and her pics are better than mine....these had been in a backpack and a hike! (and slipped down a mountain side with me---I told you, I'm really a walker, not so much of a hiker)


bermudaonion said...

The scenery looks gorgeous but I don't think I'd like being at the top!

Carl and I have been married for 34 years and have moved a lot too. Like y'all, we've liked everywhere we've lived.

Noel Morata said...

Looks beautiful, I bet it's nicer to be there on a more cloudy day than out in the pure hot sun - it's gorgeous!

Betty Luckhurst said...

Love your photos, looks like a great time!

I think some of us are just destined to move a lot. I even managed to move to a different country!

Karen said...

Wow, that does look like a hike! I'm more of a sitter ;)

Tina said...

I love it! We have always wanted to visit Nevada...well, the southwest actually, and see all this gorgeous terrain.

I think it's wonderful you adapt and find beauty where ever you live :-)

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