Thursday September 27, 2023 Bull Run Road Nevada, Idaho
I sat around camp this morning considering my options of what to do today. I knew I wanted to go to the Indian Reservation to get gas and post some blogs.
Then I needed to make up my mind on where I wanted to explore today. I was thinking I should explore a part of the Reservation I hadn’t been on before so I studied the maps for a couple of hours, mostly just taking it easy and enjoying the camp spot.
I made up my mind to explore the south western part of the Reservation, so that was settled.
Just before I was ready to leave, the big jet I saw yesterday, roared in about about a 100 feet over my head and banked right over my van. That was exciting.
To me, jets mean freedom. They keep wars off our soil. And when I was in Vietnam, they meant no other jets would be attaching me from above, which is a big thing. :O)
I got gas at the store in Owyhee and went into the hardware store to get something where I ran into Irwin, an Indian guy I know.We shot the bull for awhile then I headed on over to the Tribal Court house to use the internet there.
A ride out Bull Run Creek Road
The ride started out on the Reservation going southwest then went along the Bull Run Creek which was a bunch of big green meadows that the sign said was or used to be the Penton Ranch. I know it used to be a real big ranch but am not sure what it is now.
Gas pumping station
I think the place was originally one of the big ranch’s summer cattle operations as there were wells with ten or so very big water troughs for water for the cattle. There’s not a drop of water there now.
I have a few miles to go yet, to get back on the Reservation, and about 25 miles to go to get back to Owyhee, the town on the Reservation. The road is called the Stateline road. I plan to take my time travelling on it and maybe stop at a reservoir to camp, or maybe not, we’ll see.
I made the loop and am back at the Duck Valley Reservation for gas and posting this blog.
From here, I think I’ll start heading back towards Winnemucca slowly camping at my places, so I’ll take a few days to get there.
You’ll have to wait for today’s blog until l get it written. I got caught in a bunch of cowboys rounding up cattle on the Reservation which was ok with me.