The Guy learned, taking a very similar photo to this one, that sometimes you don’t have to wait for the sun to go down. Sometimes you can just take a few steps to the left and you’re at the perfect angle. This is the same pass The Girl forgot the name of, so if you recognize it, please let her know!
What a gorgeous pass! If only The Girl could remember what it’s called. Sorry, folks. The weather was warm and the water was bone-achingly cold.
Of course, The Girl had to climb into what must have been the hearth of the boiler. Of course. It was dark, and rusty, and very scary. Naturally she had to do it. At this point, Little Turtle almost doesn’t even care. This boiler next to the hiking trail along the Santiam River’s north fork barely phases him. Yay, Little Turtle!
This is the front of that old boiler by the hiking trail along the north fork of the Santiam River in Oregon. The air holes (?) were just the right size to fit a Turtle, assuming that Turtle is a Little one.
Little Turtle discovered some ancient writing on this pipe next to the old boiler in Santiam River’s North Fork hiking trail. What could it possibly say?
Little Turtle has discovered what appears to be an old boiler. At least, that’s what The Girl’s father thinks it is. There are more photos of it – sit tight!
In addition to all the awesome mine shafts, the north fork of the Santiam River has some interesting machinery. What was this, once upon a time?
Hey, The Girl! Pay attention, or you won’t get the important part into focus! Sigh… This curly iron gate and mysterious battle angel statue were found in Lewes, England. Also in Lewes: a few adorable secondhand shops, one of which had a 1930s-1940s edition of Mrs Beeton’s Cookery Book. This was, mystifyingly, very exciting to The Girl, who kept yammering on about how she’s been looking for a copy of Mrs Beeton’s recipes without the household management sections. Evidently is has been very difficult to find.