Third Leg: SB to Mammoth

It was great to be back in Santa Barbara for a while, but the time came, as it is known to do sometimes, for me to leave again. However, I can’t complain when I leave one paradise just to end up at another.

While I was driving the Red Van and the sun was just starting to set on the hills behind Mojave, the back right tire blew up on me. It was the first time I’d ever been driving while a tire exploded, and it was rather exciting. Luckily, the Red Van has a full spare tire, so we just swapped the tires and were on our way within 30 minutes. Also, the clouds were beautiful – it was nice to stop for a bit and take them in.

That night we parked on the side of a dirt road next to Keough Hot Springs to camp out and soak in the springs. The hot springs felt amazing and the stars were out in full force. Maybe I’ll get to editing these pictures at some point, to make the stars really pop. In the first picture below, you can see a line created by a shooting star that fell during the time lapse.

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Spent the next few days boarding with my family during the day and camping out at different hot springs at night.

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Good thing I brought my onesie. My regular boarding clothes would’ve been way too hot.

 

Clancy got creative with the lunch-break setup.

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There was still plenty of snow even though it was 60+ degrees on the mountain every day.

#SprinterPorn #PlusMyGirlTrinity

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The Sprinter is a worthy addition to the family.

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