In this next installment from Jocelyn's journal of our trip across the USA, we are still in Nevada. We arrived late at the Ruby Mountains...
September 10, 2005
We camped the night at Thomas Canyon Campground in Lamoille Canyon in the Ruby mountains; yet another of Nevada's treasures. We enjoyed the campground, despite the noisy generator by the camp host, we were able to have a good campfire and just relax over some hot dogs and chili. By this time we were getting good at setting up camp in Dusty but we still have a lot to learn.
I can't believe Aaron and I are married. It is weird all the talk and build up to the wedding date and then it is over in a heartbeat. Now I am Jocelyn Fabbri, crazy but amazing I love being married to Aaron. I know not every moment is smooth but we are working on our relationship everyday and with this trip getting even better.
Again back to our trip...
The next morning, after Aaron cooked pancakes, we set off for a day hike to Lamoille Lake and Liberty Pass. At the trail head, the elevation was 8800 feet, I believe at the Lake it was around 9700 feet, at the pass it was 10450 feet. It was about four miles of hiking one way. It was breathtaking scenery. We have a lot of pictures to prove this. We collected quite a few rocks on this hike, quartz and hematite, to add to my collection.
After the hike we decided to go to the southern part the Ruby mountains, and up through a pass to find some free camping. Once we got to Harrison Pass, the pavement ended and Dusty got her wish of being back on dirt roads.
We have had quite an adventure already and it is only just beginning. Since the last journal entry we made it the rest of the way to Reno/Carson City. We ended up staying three nights and partying with Dan and NT. It was good to get to know NT, he is one of Aaron's best friends and I didn't even meet him until our wedding. We had a leisurely weekend, walked NT's dogs, had a BBQ, and then finally left on Tuesday the 6th for our drive across Nevada.
After we got married in Oregon last August, we embarked upon a month-long trip across the United States. We spent the most time camping in Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming, and less time in Oregon, California, Nebraska, Ioa, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York.
This entry begins a new series of excerpts from Jocelyn's Journal that she wrote while we travelled.
September 3, 2005
Aaron and I have been married for one week (yeah). We finally left Eugene two days ago to start our road trip. We needed to visit Aaron's dad and sisters before leaving. We ended the day at Diamond Lake-Mt Thielsen View campground (pictures), where we set up the mini van for its first night. After a bottle of wine we drifted off to sleep.
The next day we ventured to Crater Lake under an hour drive from Diamond Lake. We hiked Mt. Scott (~8950 ft.), the highest point in the Crater Lake National Park. What a beautiful view. Aaron was taking his sweet time taking pictures with his black and white film camera (posted here).