Our Location: Saddle Mountain BLM, Tonopah, AZ
After a bit of wiggling and jiggling I've been able to get my cord to work again tonight. I should have a new one by Wednesday morning. If all goes well. The nice fella at Saddle Mountain Ranch has graciously allowed me to have my package sent there at no charge for the use of his address.
I crossed this wash while on my hike.
Some campers way down over there.
Always interesting to see where folks park.
Today Riley and I headed into Buckeye for a few things. A stop at the TA for trash disposal, Lowe's to check on a couple of items, we bought one and decided to wait on the other. A stop at Walmart had us dropping a great many of our hard earned dollars for a number of items. Today is the second visit to this Walmart and the second time my debit card hasn't worked there. They need new machines. It's worked everywhere else this winter except this store.
I am not sure what that is, we cannot see any water from the roads but it could be an irrigation pond way off the road.
Those folks are all camped off Courthouse Road.
Back home we put everything away and will be doing a bit of work in the future with the items we picked up today. However the rest of the day was restful. Very few flies around us, and we are happy about that. The door, windows and vents open most of the day to catch the little breeze that was helping to cool off the heat. Mid 70's today in the heat of the afternoon. Close to the 50F mark in the mornings now.
The photos today are still from my short hike up the edge of Saddle Mountain a few days ago. Only my zoom lens, so I don't have many panoramic views.
It is much steeper and longer than it looks. I walked up and down this area.
The White Lion, Vaughn and the Igloo way off in the distance.
I went a bit higher than this point.
Chatted with my dad today, he called to say the snow has stopped and it was a nice sunny day, not warm but sunny. Supposed to warm up tomorrow with more snow on the way. Winter in Northern Ontario, isn't it just wonderful? Chatted also with daughter Courtney for a while. Left messages on a couple of other machines as well.
We have had a bit of a change of plans and will be staying in the area for another week before we head off. We are slowly figuring out our route home and with certain dates in mind we are working out our route to allow us to plod along at a nice leisurely pace.
It doesn't look it but on top of that rock is where I stood, it's quite large in size. I took most of the higher up photos from that spot. Even the one above it which shows the saguaro that I mentioned climbing higher than.
On that note, I'm going to say goodnight. Hope all is well with everyone out there in blog land. Thanks for stopping by.
Pretty, isn't it?
That is the area I climbed, to the top of that slope.
Until next time.... take care, be safe,