Friday, December 27, 2019

Photo blog...




Our Location: Near American Girl Mine Road, BLM, CA
 
A photo blog tonight. These photos have been accumulating for the past few days. I'll share them with you. 

 The next few photos were Christmas Eve sunset here in our little part of the world.


No enhancement of any kind  was used on these sunset photos. This is how they came off of the camera.





Riley and I took a ride over to American Girl Mine Road on Christmas Day, we noticed this camper. Yes it is an old ambulance, now someones home on wheels. 
 
 
 Also on Christmas Day we ventured out to Indian Pass Road for a look around. 


Yes those are campers down there. Peter I thought of you when I was editing these photos. There are three separate rigs in this area, it is past the two bigger washes,(which are very close together) and I was curious as to how difficult it would be to get the Igloo in and out of there. It's much larger and heavier than any of the rigs we seen. 
 
 
 I just love the vastness of the sky.


 This is sunset Christmas night. 



It topped off a very nice day for us here off Ogilby Road.  Again no enhancements.
 
 
 The next few photos were taken out our door on Boxing Day (Dec 26) before the rain came. 



 No enhancements of any kind in these three photos. It's how they came out of the camera. We've heard rumours that those are fellow Canadians over there but we haven't yet met them. 


 Sunset on Dec 26/Boxing Day here on Ogilby Road.




As they came out of the camera. Pretty impressive don't you think?


 All the remaining photos were taken today on Indian Pass Road. 







 I believe this is a Teddy Bear Cactus or Cholla (choy- a). You can see all the many babies it has dropped and they too are starting to grow. We don't have any of this kind of Cactus on our section of Ogilby Road.




 We have been walking now for a while and decide to check out that arroyo/wash over there. We drove the Dogsled well down Indian Pass Road but parked it so we could do some walking as well.


 Left overs from the rain on Dec 26/Boxing Day.


 You can tell where the arroyo/wash runs by all the green. 




We followed the sandy bottom for about 15 minutes. A few tracks since the rain, and what I assume are burro tracks as there is lots of burro droppings on the sand.


 The desert is turning green in places. 



 
 Those are burro tracks or at least I assume they are. In the sand there is no definition to be seen but they certainly aren't people tracks and with the burro droppings often in the tracks, I think it's a safe guess.




The Cargo Muchacho Mountains with a very large dark cloud hanging overhead. The Igloo is parked on the other side of those mountains, we are driving along Indian Pass Road. 
 
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you had a fantastic day. 
 
Until next time... take care, be safe, 
 
Deb
 
 

 
 

14 comments:

  1. That is such a beautiful area. Your photos are great!!

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    1. Thanks Lorne. I'm sure you would enjoy the trip. You could make it easily in your jeep I think, at least to the River.

      Take care, be safe,
      Deb

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  2. Lots of great sunset pictures. Lots of evidence of Burros but they are never in sight. Same over here. I'm glad the ambulance didn't have a hearse for a traileršŸ˜‚

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    1. Haha...I like the trailer comment, made me chuckle. Jerry and I happened on to the 4 burros as we rounded a corner but they are the only ones I've seen. Lots of evidence in places we walked on Indian Pass Road but no sightings.

      Take care, be safe,
      Deb

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  3. Watch out for those cholla. They are also called jumping cactus, known for jumping on to you as you walk by and SO hard to disengage!! I just can't get enough of desert sunrises and mountain landscapes!

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    1. Thanks Nancy. Yes I've heard of their nickname and give them a pretty wide berth, although sometimes I get a bit closer. So far I've been fortunate. I too never tire of the sunrise and sunset, nor the mountain views.

      Take care, be safe,
      Deb

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  4. Awesome pictures Deb, glad you decided to share!

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    1. Thanks Shirley. I think they are pretty incredible too.

      Take care, be safe,
      Deb

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  5. Beautiful pictures of that area. Especially enjoyed the ones you took on Boxing Day, fantastic with the mountains and clouds. Great sunset pictures.

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    1. Indian Pass Road is an interesting place, we'll be going back for a few more walks I think.

      Take care, be safe,
      Deb

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  6. Great pictures Deb. Cholla cactus are very easy to take off of a long hair dog, with BBQ tongs. I have an older dog who has thought her whole life she is faster than a rabbit.
    The picture on Indian Pass road looks like the right area,(you see Black Mtn with the electronics) but I camp a little before that and closer to the road. After leaving Indian Pass Road, I do not go through the wash a second time as it can get very soft from the sand.

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    1. That's where I would park as well, closer to Ogilby Road, there are some pretty nice flat areas out there. I think the sand is too deep for me to get through but it's nice back there where those rigs are, tucked in a bit more out of the way. They can see Picacho Peak.

      Take care, be safe,
      Deb

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    1. Thanks. It was pretty wonderful to see. I always enjoy the light show at night.

      Take care, be safe,
      Deb

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