Where am I ?

If you’re wondering where I am, usually this link will show you my truck location.  Also it can show my track for the past seven days.  This is part of amateur radio and is called APRS.  It uses a GPS connected to a radio transmitter to send my location every two minutes.  Any gaps in my track are from the lack of any stations available to receive my signal.  At this time my last location is shown  near Elk Mountain, WY, however I’m sitting comfortably in a motel in Laramie, WY.   In this remote and somewhat hostile location there are no stations to receive my position reports and retransmit them to the internet servers.

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Desert Views

Things you see out in the desert.   Old style windmills on metal frames, to the newest style.  For those who haven’t come out west there are windmill farms all over taking advantage of the free energy out here.   But they do certainly detract from the view of the landscape in many places.

Boulder City, NV

Spent the night in the desert, shielded from the lights of Las Vegas by a mountain.  Amazing just how bright the stars are on a clear night when no city lights are around.   I’m working on some panoramic photos I did in the early morning from where I unloaded.  It will take another day before all the photos are done, they take quite awhile to process.  Tomorrow will be another photo day in Las Vegas if the weather clears up.


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This certainly looks like a  fun road.


Provo, UT

Finally left Salt Lake City this morning, went to Provo UT to load.  All the snow melted on the road with temps in the 40’s, making a mess out of my (rarely) clean and shiny truck.   Got bags of chopped rubber to go to a shooting range near Las Vegas, where I am now.  Parked behind a warehouse out in the desert far away from roads or people.  What fun to find this place in the dark going down unimproved roads with unmarked dirt roads leading off into the mountains.  Fortunately I found the right one to turn down.   I’m wondering what this will look like when the sun comes up and I see where I am.  🙂