Ravens met along the way
Close encounters with unafraid raven pairs, at the Grand Canyon, and again at Petrified Forest. The ones at Petrified Forst were probably looking for food handouts, but the ones at the Grand Canyon were just huddling down in the wind and snow, and didn't seem interested in anything human. Nonetheless, it was a connection, a close encounter, a numinous moment.
at the Grand Canyon, AZ
at Petrified Forest, AZ
Hazards of the road, on Highway One, the California coastal highway. Don't look down, and don't think about being on that bridge during a quake, and grip that wheel tightly.
at Bixby Creek
Highway One—and this is one of the easier stretches of road
the reward for daring the drive is views like this:
overlooking the cove at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, CA