Our Location: Near Tonopah, Arizona
A cold night last night but a nice day again today. A cold start but the day warmed up quickly and we soon were packing ourselves up to make what we thought would be a short move across the wash.
|My favourite view is no longer out the door but I can still see it when I step around the front of the Igloo.|
|We have a much different view now out the living room window.|
We pulled out of our spot and headed down the BLM roadway but stopped to chat with a Ranger just before reaching Courthouse Road. He pulled out his trusty map and showed me the BLM land but couldn't really indicate the definite boundaries to me but told me to stay on the south side of Courthouse Road and we would be good. So keeping that in mind we did just that, deciding we would not even attempt the other side of the wash. With possible rain in the forecast next week I feel better not having to worry about the wash.
|Can you see that area that looks like a possible crease or pass through? I'm going to get myself over there before we leave this spot and see what's back there.|
|I'm also going to get my feet climbing back there if possible.|
We travelled a couple of miles before pulling off and getting out to walk around and have a look at a few spots. Sure enough we found a number but we didn't really like them but they would be acceptable and us being us we kept looking for something we would enjoy. We found it, and a short distance from our fellow Canadians from the Winnipeg area. When I say short distance I mean it's a good 3 or 4 minute walk, we can see them but we aren't within shouting distance. We can also see another fellow about a 1/2 to 3/4 of a mile away but cross country.
|Now we can see the sunsets.|
We are closer to the busier Courthouse Road but the road noise is not bothersome and we didn't notice it even with the door open for the afternoon. Not as 'road noisy' quiet as the other spot but a much better spot for sure. Very few people, a few Razors and quads going by from time to time as well. We even have spectacular views of the sunsets now. I think we'll like this spot much better than the other.
|Some amazing colours.|
Jack (from around Winnipeg) came up for a walk this evening and a quick chat before leaving us his card and heading off back to his motor home. Jack and Nancy will be back in this area a few times before we actually pull out for points further east but they have a few errands that will have them here and gone a couple of times during our stay. It would be nice to meet up with them again for a chat and a chance to meet Nancy. Jack told us that the 'Friends of Saddle Mountain' club are meeting just down the way in the morning to pick up garbage and I may actually join them if I feel up to it. I do my own little part with each campsite we use but I think it might be nice to offer a bit of a hand for a few hours. We shall see how the morning goes.
Jack left as the sun was setting and soon it was time to come inside and construct this post. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you had a wonderful day where you may be and whatever you may have been doing.
|From glowing hot to more darkness around the edges now.|
Until next time... take care, be safe,
|Night has fallen. Goodnight.|