Surprisingly, I slept well last night and I thought my body was refreshed until I tried getting out of bed. It was then I knew this would not be an action packed day. It was quite warm already and Yuma and I were outside for breakfast.
Good day to continue my saga with State Farm. I logged onto the link provided to me yesterday and for the life of me could not figure out what I should do. After two or three efforts, I finally got the documents uploaded, I thought. It was not long before I received a call from a claims person. Finally, some action. He said one of the payment documents came through, but not the other, so we worked on trying to get that done.
The document I had would not display on his computer, so I finally called the towing company and had them send the document again and this time it worked.
After a few more calls asking me questions, he had enough to make his decision. Not good. Long story short, they will pay the first tow for $567.88 but not the second tow for $2839.38. The reason was that he called out to Quartzsite to a garage that handles diesel repairs and they said they could work on it. Neither of us is a diesel mechanic, so that's the end of that discussion. Not the decision I wanted, but I accept it. I'm just glad it's over at this point. At least I'm where I want to be, cost be damned!
Following are pictures of my journey down the canyon. Just beautiful. Thank goodness, I took the Tylenol, or I would have not made it. I made it down in two hours with only two falls, neither did nothing but give me a few more scrapes. I covered a total of five miles walking up and down taking almost 18,000 steps. A record I hope I never repeat.
|As tired as I am, this looks daunting!|
|Yuma would run down the trail a bit, but if I was out of sight very long, he would always come back to check on me.|
|Very old saguaro.|
|Yuma never lacked for water to drink.|
Hopefully, you get an idea of the beauty of this canyon. Maybe, this will inspire another person to hike this trail and see the beauty.
On my way home, I stopped to take pictures of the setting sun.
|Tonight's moon rise.|
What a beautiful canyon hike. Really gorgeous pictures. Well worth all those steps. I doubt if Yuma got scraped up coming back down the trail. What happened to your buddy, Marcus? Thank you for the great photos.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Dolly. It was worth the pain, but not sure I could do it again. Marcus and the family, were going to stick around for pictures of the moon. I couldn't risk trying to come down in the dark, so I left early. That way if I had a problem, I knew they would be coming down and could help me. I hope they made it okay. I gave them the name of my blog so maybe Jim will leave a comment.Delete
Those photos are beautiful!ReplyDelete
This is Keith
Thanks Keith. Pretty area.Delete
A challenging hike and great pictures Doug. An achievement to remember. Gord.ReplyDelete
Thank you. It was definitely challenging for me. Glad I made it.Delete
More great pictures! Good to get your claims taken care of, even though not the results you wanted. Might need a couple days to recover after all them steps!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Steve. I'm feeling much better after a day of rest. Be another day before I'm ready for hiking.Delete
I do hope to get out that way and visit some of these places you've blogged about.ReplyDelete
Some young guys run up there and back just for exercise.Delete
And THAT is why I hate insurance companies ... ALL insurance companies.ReplyDelete
Wow. That area is amazing. It was very good thinking to come down during daylight.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Elva. It would have been difficult, but there was a full moon. If I hadn't been so weak and tired it would have been fun.Delete
I personally would have challenged that insurance thing. First and foremost, the shop they called can "claim" they can work on anything, and many will do just that in hopes they can get future work from that insurance company. Working at a shop in the past taught me that trick!ReplyDelete
I agree. I just don't need the stress right now. Just not worth it.Delete
Awesome views, glad you made it safe and sound.ReplyDelete
Thanks Deb. It was taxing.Delete
Beautiful pictures Doug, they look fake! Enjoy!ReplyDelete
I am so glad the pictures came out so well. It was just gorgeous on that trail.Delete
Jeff & Fran here …ReplyDelete
Glad you were able to complete the hike. So worth the effort and taking the additional effort to share
The pictures actually did justice to the beautiful views on that hike. I enjoy looking back on them.Delete
I'm curious Doug, are you taking these great photos with your smart phone. If so, what kind of a smart phone do you have??ReplyDelete
Yes I am, Al. I was amazed at how well the pictures caught the beauty of this valley. I'm using a Galaxy S23 UltraDelete
Say goodbye State Farm no more $$$ to you and not good publicity for them. PEMCO dropped my neighbors, me and many others in Washington after paying them for 50 years and no claims..Fire danger they said..ReplyDelete
As Patsy said................Aaaaarg...When you relax, don't give up, what do you have to lose? Take Care again..