Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, Quartzsite, AZ.
I decided to stay in my campsite today and go for a walk
Marty and Patti had something to do today, so I needed something to keep me busy. While driving into my camp area last night, I thought, this wash is fairly lush, why not explore it a little?
I explored the wash today.
Today, when I got up, I decided that was a good idea. I started with a little circle around the van, which took about an hour and generated about two hours of nap when I got back. I wanted to do hike that would take me about a half mile to the west of me where I thought I saw a road on the map.
Some short walks first to warm up.
I couldn’t quite get going on that one, so, I took a couple more short walks around the van, and had some more naps and ate some lunch too.
I’m ready for the hike now.
Around three this afternoon, I decided it was time to do the hike and took off toward the west of where the van was parked.
The van was in a wash and with the kayak on top it was fairly easy to see from a distance, until I dropped down in one or two other washes, but I knew, mostly where I was, sorta, most of the time.
My van campsite.
Below is a picture of my van in my camping area in a wash west of Quartzsite, about a half mile out of town.
I was camped in and near this wash you can see below.
I went west first.
I took off west across the wash and in the direction the picture below shows.
I walked west about a half mile, past this cactus and then turned south, back toward the wash I was parked in.
Quartz is scattered most everywhere.
There was a lot of quartz scattered around this area, one can see why it’s called Quartzsite around here.
Below is a picture of some of this quartz.
The plan was to walk south until I hit the wash I thought the van was parked in and head back toward the van, but I couldn’t see it..
Below is what the area I was walking though looked like.
Now, where was that van parked?
Maybe the van was over in the next wash, as I couldn’t see it, but it had to be here somewhere, so I continued on and eventually spied it. It’s always a relief to spot the van and know for sure where you are.
Below, you can see the van as I spotted it in the trees on the way back from my hike.
Those hikes sure tired me out.
When I got back to the van, I was beat again so another nap was in order, before I left to go visit Marty and Patti.
Had a nice day.