14-Jul-2001 -- I visited this confluence with my wife Diane and with our daughter Aimee and her husband Kent. We had all been to a family reunion earlier in the day.
This is another typical high-mountain, Great Basin confluence. We saw deer and beaver on our ride up the mountain road. We gained enough elevation to find ourselves amidst pine and fir trees, quaking aspen, and, of course, the ubiquitous sage brush.
The confluence is on a hill side. We found R.O. Despain's rock cairn there. The wildflowers were mostly in decline, but we did find a pretty purple pair.
There seems to be something about confluence visiting that makes it rain. Many of my confluence visits have been accompanied by rain, even though I live in a desert area. Today was no exception. We made a quick trip down the mountain road because we could see rain clouds approaching. The rain begain about a mile from the end of the dirt road, which soon became muddy and extremely slippery. We were glad to reach US Highway 6 and find something to eat.
A bad day exploring is better than any other day!