Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Nasty Gnats

My face bears witness to the destruction from the tiniest creatures Mother Nature can dish out while camping in the Cedar trees last week-end. I understand why we saw no one while hiking in the vast wilderness of the Kaiparawits mountains: who would want their skin gnawed on by incessant gnats that are not deterred by poison, tight clothing or flight? We escaped to the high ridges where weird boulders and old snags reside in the unhampered breezes. Taking in the vistas on high hillsides, we rejoiced in the freedom from gnats.

1 comment:

Moongirl said...

Sounds like the same gnats I ran into a few years ago, camping in the backcountry outside Capitol Reef. They bit through my hat and hair, leaving nasty bumps that seeped for weeks. Ugh.

BTW: I stayed at La Luz with friends for my 50th birthday several years ago, when you still were renting both houses. Remains one of my favorite memories. What a beautiful property and magical place, although I am sure living in remote Utah can be challenging. Will be back someday, economy permitting.

Moongirl, from Florida