Paria Ghost Town

Last week I went to the Paria ghost town with a couple of friends (you know who you are). We found a building still standing for the most part, at least has four walls and part of a roof.

Paria was settled between 1848 and 1867, when it was flooded out and abandoned. The town was on the shores of the Paria River, but no longer exists because the river widened and washed everything into the Colorado River.

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High on the hillside are the remains a couple of buildings, one pictured below only has a couple of partial walls remaining.

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Here is the full house.

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Mysteries of Fire

Fire can be a strange substance. It’s cozy in a campsite while roasting hotdogs and marshmallows. It can be destructive in excess. If a forest it can be very strange, from a small ember to creating its own weather.

I’ve been through a couple of forest fires, the first one was a mess. The second one, well, my friend is still upset with me for trying to burn up her car. We were driving on a back road and it turned into a forest fire. I had her stop and ran out with my camera to a burning stump and got this shot. It’s a once in a lifetime shot.

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