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Virtual PCT: Unexpected

There are a lot of things one might expect to see when hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in California.

I am pretty sure this is not one of them.

What’s this now?

While in real life what I’d want to see is the Palm Springs Aerial Tram, the postcard email goes on to explain what I’m seeing here.

Cabazon is a small town of about 2500 residents but what it is really known for is its dinosaur roadside attractions. Two enormous steel-and-concrete dinosaurs are seen from I-10. One is a 150ft (46m) long Brontosaurus and the other a 65ft (20m) tall T-rex. Built by sculptor Claude Bell in 1964, its original purpose was to attract customers to his nearby restaurant. Today it’s a museum with 50 robotic dinosaurs, a dinosaur dig and fossil panning.

Conqueror Postcard Excerpt

So you know… all kinds of surprises along the way.

At least I probably don’t have to worry about being eaten by a dinosaur.

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