Our Location: Near Tonopah, Arizona
A cool evening proceeded a cool morning but it warmed up some until the wind once again began it's journey over, around and through the mountains near us. Rushing merrily through the shrubs, around the Palo Verde trees and whistling through the power lines beside us causing the temperatures to drop by at least 8 or 9 degrees. Not a vastly windy day but enough to keep things much cooler than we'd like.
|Sun and shadow make a huge difference. |
|Such a pretty view. |
We decided we'll wait until tomorrow to empty the tanks for a number of reasons and so we settled in to do other things today. We did a few house keeping chores and stayed inside until things warmed up around 11 AM. From there we both decided to do different things.
|The light makes such a difference. I'm sure you're getting tired of these views but I'm not. |
|I climbed around the bottom of that bare looking monster of a rock. |
Riley opted to stay inside and do some tidying up in her room and I picked my hiking boots. With a walking stick and camera in hand I headed off back behind us once again and enjoyed a nice leisurely walk. My goal was the hole in the rock. I found the location easily enough but not realizing there were two, I of course chose the wrong one. Long story short, I didn't reach the second one but I did get pictures of it. I also found a faded worn post barely legible on my way out that read 'Not a road or trail, trespass is punishable by law.' Hm, guess I better not go back there tomorrow to try again.
|Wrong one but still interesting. |
|Looking south toward Mexico, many many miles away. |
The clouds and wind played a big part in the temperature today and we never did get warm enough to walk without my hoodie on. I was warm but the wind would cool me off quickly. Soon the clouds blotted out the sun and the temperature dropped even more. I was glad to get home as the hour was 2 PM. A very late hike for me.
|Looking off toward the east and a bit south. |
|We are over that direction to the left of the rocky outcropping on the right. |
After lunch and a bit of chatting we decided due to the up coming cold temperatures in the Apache Junction area that we will remain here in the Saddle Mountain area for another week. Yes I know we're over our limit but no one comes around to check and some folks have been here since we arrived. They haven't moved locations at all. So I think we're going to stay put until things warm up. No one else seems to like the area in which we are camped so I don't believe we're causing any hardships.
|Majestic looking is the words that come to mind. |
|You don't realize how many arroyos and miles you must cross to arrive at those far away mountains. |
The rest of the day has been spent reading and doing our own things. Always a good way to spend a few hours, relaxing with a good book. I finished Patricia Cornwell's Port Mortuary (hard cover book in hand) and moved on to my Kobo and a Mark Twain penned story about The Adventures of Huckleberry Fin.
|This is the southward facing side, some what protected. Look at all the little Saguaros. |
|That's the one I was looking for but didn't reach. |
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed your visit.
|I climbed up out of that valley. |
|I climbed down this side and walked past that little blue car. |
Until next time... take care, be safe,
|Now I have to walk off to the right of the picture and north for a total of about 3 miles to get back home. |
I love how you write about some things. A normal person would have started this blog with "It was a miserable cool morning with temps just above freezing" But instead you chose to write, and I quote,ReplyDelete
"A cool evening proceeded a cool morning but it warmed up some until the wind once again began it's journey over, around and through the mountains near us. Rushing merrily through the shrubs, around the Palo Verde trees and whistling through the power lines beside us causing the temperatures to drop by at least 8 or 9 degrees."
I could almost see the wind as it swirled merrily by you. Thank you for your rendition!!
Thanks Lorne. I often wonder if it sounds corny when I write like that. Numerous times I go back and take things like that out thinking you folks out there will think I'm sappy or something. I appreciate the compliment!Delete
Take care, be safe,
A very similar day here as well, cool but sunny and windy sure felt pretty good though.ReplyDelete
I'm looking forward to warmer weather but I'm not complaining about the weather we have now. As you've often said it beats being back in Ontario.Delete
Take care, be safe,
Nice that you're staying put for a bit. The weather is so weird this year, but you two are certainly making the best of it!ReplyDelete
We're happy to stay put and you are correct, we are enjoying the area. We have every time we've been here and I think it will be one of our favourites as the years go by.Delete
Take care, be safe,