An Old Ghost-Town That Everybody Forgot

We'd been talking about trying to include a trip to a good ol' American ghost town but one of the biggest (Bodie) was a little too far off our route. Instead, we picked a visit to Grafton on the way back from Zion. Grafton was evacuated in 1866 due to flooding and fighting, with the … Continue reading An Old Ghost-Town That Everybody Forgot

The Secret Location for the AllSpark and Megatron – Otherwise Known as the Hoover Dam

My main memory of the Hoover Dam was heat. It was blisteringly hot and that's coming from someone who had just spent a day or too baking in the Vegas sun. The problem with the Hoover Dam is that there is no shelter, none at all. So if you are planning to visit, lather up … Continue reading The Secret Location for the AllSpark and Megatron – Otherwise Known as the Hoover Dam

Half Dome: Subdome

You can read part one and part two of our trip up half dome here: Part one Part two The Sub-dome was in sight! After a gruelling but beautiful hike past Vernal Falls, Nevada Falls and through Little Yosemite Valley, we reached a sign to say that Half Dome was a mere 2 miles away. … Continue reading Half Dome: Subdome

Half Dome: Nevada Falls and Little Yosemite Valley

You can read part one of our trip up half dome here. The two trails up Half Dome split at the top of Vernal Falls. The Mist trail takes a short detour to the top of Nevada Falls (adding a little distance on to the journey), whereas the John Muir trail is a more direct … Continue reading Half Dome: Nevada Falls and Little Yosemite Valley