Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Harquahala Peak Observatory

About an hours drive from Salome is a 10 mile four-wheel drive trail that leads to an observatory built in 1920. It was used to measure the sun's intensity and affect on the weather. The observatory was abandoned in 1925 in favor of a better spot located in California. The observatory has since been restored and now there is a scenic byway created by the State that keeps it alive. Brian and I heard about it shortly after moving here and have been anxious to check it out so, Monday we made a trek up there.

1 comment:

Jeremy and Trish Olsen said...

AWWWWW its the runner :) sounds like a blast