HWY 58 から 15号線 – From HWY 58 to 15


感謝祭のあった先週、カリフォルニアからの帰り道。- This post is about the way back from California in the Thanksgiving week.

シェラネバダ山脈の南端、西側から東側に行くには避けて通れない峠、テハチャピ峠があります。58号線はそこを走っています。行く時は雪の中のドライブで怖かったんですが、帰りは快晴、気持ちがいい。- We have to cross Tehachapi Pass in order for us to go to the eastern side from the western side. Highway 58 runs through there. We needed to drive through it when it was snowing on the way to the west side, but it was a clear sky on the way back.  I felt so good!

峠を越えると、そこはモハビ砂漠。そして、ジョシュアツリーの生息地。- After the pass, the Mojave desert, the home of Joshua Trees, spreads out.

こんなに雪を被っているジョシュアツリーを見たのは初めてです。砂漠地帯で暑いというイメージからは程遠い。- It was my first time seeing them with snow on them.  It’s far from the image I had had till then of living in a hot desert area.

15号線に乗り換えてもモハビ砂漠は続きますが、遠くに見える山も越えてひたすら走り続ければ、私たちの家が近いと感じられます。- The Mojave desert continues on even after we switch to Highway 15.  From that switch, it’s still a long way to go but it gives me a feeling of closeness to home.  Simply go beyond the mountain range and keep going until we reach St. George.

 

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