Wednesday, December 3, 2008

THE SUMMER IT ALL STARTED Maya Lin, Confluence Project


what i've found out about Lightning Field

It's a three hour drive from Albuquerque to the middle of nowhere. A caretaker hired by DIA then drives you another hour to the site. It's best to go midweek early in the visiting season because you share the cabin with a total of six other people - unless we want the shared experience with others. The cabin does have three bedrooms and two baths though. Do I sound like a travel agent yet?

It's windy as hell with rugged terrain = no high heels.

Proposed Itinerary

Day 1: Fly to Salt Lake City and find a motel.

Day 2: Drive approximately 100 miles to Golden Spike National Monument and Spiral Jetty. Spend a full day there and return to a motel somewhere near there off I-15 or back in SLC.  

Day 3: Motel in Wendover, Utah. See the Bonneville Salt Flats and CLUI.

Day 4: Lucin, Utah - Nancy Holt's Sun Tunnels. Start the drive to Panguitch, Utah (approximately 5 hours) and find a motel there as it is the Gateway to Bryce Canyon.

Day 5: Bryce Canyon National Park. Stay in Cedar City, Utah.

Day 6: Zion National Park - if that takes a long time, we can stay in St. George or drive all the way to Overton.

Day 7: Double Negative. Stay in Overton.

Day 8: Lake Meade and Las Vegas (roughly an hour away from Overton).

Day 9: Las Vegas.

Day 10: Hoover Dam & West Rim Sky Walk of the Grand Canyon. Stay somewhere near or in Grand Canyon National Park (DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEAS? OR DOES IAN?)

Day 11: More Grand Canyon during the day. Stay in Flagstaff that night.

Day 12: Roden Crater. Stay in Flagstaff that night encore.

Day 13: Drive through Petrified National Forest to Quemado, New Mexico (4-5 hours from Flagstaff).

Day 14: Lightning Field (45 minutes from Quemado).

Day 15: Albuquerque (3 hours from Lightning Field).

Day 16: Albuquerque? or drive to Santa Fe.

Day 17: Santa Fe.

Day 18: Santa Fe to Amarillo (5 hour drive).

Day 19: Cadillac Ranch and Amarillo Ramp.

Day 20: Amarillo to Marfa (8 hours).

Day 21: Marfa!!

Day 22: Marfa to El Paso spending significant time swimming at Balmorhea State Park.

Day 23: Leave El Paso.