Sunday and Monday March 27, 28, 2022 Yerington Nevada
Then I went for a little walk around to see what I could see around my camp area.
And it looks like they ate a lot out of cans as there were a lot of them around here. Actually cans seem appropriate out here a long way away from a store in the old days and not much in the refrigeration department in the in those days.
Need a camp spot
I travelled all day and pulled through Yerington around five and needed a spot to camp for the night.
I’ve noticed there are more open roads around the populated areas, just outside of the towns so I was watching when I left Yerington as I needed a camp before I got too close to highway 80 and civilization and it would soon be dark.
I found one
Not far out of Yerington, I saw a big dirt road to the left that looked promising, so I took it and it opened up onto an old abandoned mining area. Good enough for me.
Old copper mine
What were things used for
I always like to look around at the old stuff and see if I can figure out what they were doing to the ore in olden days.
However I’ve seen more gold mines in our areas as there’s lots of gold country in California so a lot of what I saw here I couldn’t figure out as this is copper country and they mill it different than gold.
This old mining area seems like a good spot to spent the night, it should be nice and peaceful.
I’m almost to highway 80 west which leads over the mountains towards home which I should be able to make by tomorrow driving most of the day.
Home Sweet Home
Monday March 28, 2022
I made it home today around six PM.
Good to be home!!!