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セルフィー – Selfie

宇宙のことを考えていたら、頭の中がグニャグニャになってしまった。だから、久しぶりに友人に撮ってもらった写真でもご紹介します。- I’ve been thinking about Space to the point that my head is going to explode!  So, I am going to show pictures of me that my friend took, for a change.

一昨日、Yant Flat に行きました。(明日、その時の写真をご紹介します。) こんな所に身を置くと、アリになっような気がします。- We went to Yant Flat two days ago.  (I’ll write about it tomorrow.)  I was an ant in such a vast place.

一緒に行った友人と。わー、すっかり日焼けしてる。- With my friend.  Wow, I got tanned a lot.

そして、こちらはセルフィー。気持ちいい〜!- And this is a selfie.  I feel good!

Yellow Knolls Trail

Yellow Knolls Trailナバホ砂岩層の領域です。約 8 km のハイキングは、カメの甲羅のような岩壁をたくさん見せてくれました。 – Yellow Knolls Trail is in a Navajo Sandstone formation area.  The trail is about 5 miles long roundtrip. Along the way it reveals many turtle shell like rocks.
もちろん、トカゲもたくさんいましたが、中でもヒョウ柄のトカゲ、Long-nosed Leopard Lizard に出会えたことは、特記事項です。今までこの近辺をハイキングして来ましたが、今回初めて出会えたからです。しかも、3匹も! – On our hike, we saw many lizards. An especially notable one was the Long-nosed Leopard Lizard. It was notable to us because although we have hiked in many other areas around here, we have never seen this type of lizard until now. Further, we saw not only one, but three!

稜線の向こう - The other side of the ridge

一人でMV Rock の丘に登って見た。 – I hiked to MV Rock alone.

元気がありすぎて走ったりしたせいか30分ほどでベンチに到着。赤線が今日歩いた道。 – I might have had too much energy today.  I ran for part of the hike and got to the bench in a half hour.  The red highlighted line was today’s trail.

今日の目的はこれ。ベンチのある所に立っている自分を家から写真を撮ってもらう事。- The purpose of the hike was to have my picture taken at the bench from home.その後Scout Cave まで行って見た。 – I continued along the ridge to Scout Cave after that.

気持ちがいい。Scout Cave  へ向かう下り坂の前で。 – It felt so good!  This is another shot taken from home right before going down to Scout Cave.

私たちの住む家がある側は・・・東京と比べはいけません。でも、家や道路が見えます。 – This is the view from the ridge looking out towards our house.  You can’t compare with Tokyo, but houses and roads are there.

MV Rock のある稜線の向こう側は・・・自然のままのオープンスペース。 – The other side of the ridge is all open space, untouched nature.

自然がこんなに近い。この地に移り住んでよかった!感謝です。- I realized that nature is right there, so close to our house.  I am glad we moved to this beautiful location.