Railroad Photography and Commentary by Paul Walters
Paul, a super essay - I've been reading my way through your site and enjoying it enormously.I'm a Brit, but I know that canyon well - and the bloody gravel. I got half way up my slope and slipped - going uphill! - and after talking a few photos thought, why's my foot damp? Yup. Sustained a nasty cut on that razor sharp rock and bled into my boot!Like an idiot, I hadn't packed a first aid kit so I had to trudge all the way back to the rental car down below,and then drive into town in search of a bandaid.I've railfanned all over Az, and only got into trouble twice - that time and one other near Shawmut Hill. Both times involved climbing.I did the Crookton Cutoff one summer, and behaved very cautiously indeed - the MoW road along the track was appalling.Anyways. Enjoy your railfanning for as long as you are able... like you, I keep wanting to see what's over that hill, what's around the next curve.