Wild Horses couldn’t keep me away

I have no problem driving long distances or hours with few to no stops. Most people know this, and are confused by it to some degree. Last Thursday for instance, was 860 miles. Up to the Amargosa, across to Mammoth, and back down to LA. In 24 hours, I had 4 hours of sleep, and 15 hours of driving. A little bit of time to grab some candy from the Candy Store in Beatty, walk around Mammoth, and get fuel twice. 

On the plus side, I did see a field on fire (a controlled burn to fertilize the fields)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Driving from Amargosa ( or Vegas for that matter) to Mammoth is a relatively simple matter. Boring, but simple. Head out on US 95 towards Reno, make a left at the now closed whorehouse, head towards Lida, go up Fish Lake Valley and take US 6 to Bishop. Or make a right at Benton, and go in the back way which I did. I passed all of 8 cars along the cut off from US 95 to US 6 in 2 hours. I was fortunate enough in Fish Lake Valley to see a few wild horses.

 

 

 

 

A horse in the brush is worth....

Yes, this one is edited to make the grass appear greener.

 

 

 

 

It was nothing approaching a great action shot, but certainly not bad photos. They were a few hundred feet from the road, and I parked on the far side of the road from them. They didn’t pay any attention to the truck when it was moving, but as soon as I stopped and got out, they looked up at me. Except for the horse busy eating. They kept an eye on me, and moved slightly away, but didn’t take off. If I had walked closer, I bet they would of.

 

After all that, the highlight of the remaining part of the trip was a half pound buffalo burger in Mammoth. But I didn’t see any wild buffalo on the trip, so you have to wonder if that was the right animal to be serving.

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