No travel today because of high winds across the southern part of the Great Basin, which is the area between here and Las Vegas. The break did give me time to put together a map of my route to date. I hope to make refinements to it later, and post it as a link, so those interested can zoom in to local areas.
The wind was here in Hurricane also. I took a 20 mile ride toward Zion National Park but the wind was so strong ascending the rocky mountainside leading to the park that I turned around and came back. The speed limit was 65 mph, there was other traffic, and it was very difficult to keep the scooter on the road. I felt relieved to get back down onto the valley floor.
There was not a wind-protected cubby area where I could park my scooter at the motel, but after walking around the building twice I decided that this walkway on the windward side of the building was the safest. Although it faced the wind, the local contours and building made it almost wind-free at the base of the wall. Plus, the wall and fence would prevent the scooter from falling over. I know this is a pretty sad submittal for a day’s pictures. May-be tomorrow will be better.