Daily Archives: August 26, 2014

Down town in Flagstaff with the Toledo

  We had a lovely reception committee awaiting us at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel–more about them tomorrow–but they asked us if we could steam downtown to old Flagstaff to meet some historians, Richard and Sherry Mangum, sho have written some wonderful and well researched books on Flagstaff history. They very kindly gave us three copies of their “Grand Canyon -Flagstaff, the Stage Coach Line” which includes Lippincott’s original trip in 1902 with the Toledo, that we hope to re-run starting on Tuesday. Neil Weintrub, who had previously given us information about streams and tanks and water sources on the route, […]

From Yosemite to Flagstaff 20 to 25th August.

Out ‘time out’ session after Pebble Beach was to spend three days in Yosemite Valley. We saw the giant sequoia in Mariposa, which were really wonderful. We drove to Glacier Point and looked down over 3000 feet to the valley floor below and were bowled over by the awesome ( a much overused word, but in this case, totally appropriate) result of glacial action on the granite rock. We then went on the trail up to two waterfalls, the Vernal and Nevada. I say we, but actually Nick decided that an 800 foot climb was enough so I got to […]