September 24 and 25 2015
Friday September 24, 2015 Bearpaw Mountain, near Jarbidge Nevada
We decided this morning to move our camp down into the meadow below us on the river to go for a walk in the river.
While walking in the river, I had a little problem getting disorientated and lost my direction for a bit. I think a lot of it was I was just enjoying myself and not paying attention to directions as I went. It was a weird thing, but with Marty there to straighten me out, I was ok. If he wasn’t there, I would have just sat down and studied and thought of things until I figured it out. One of the main clues would have been which direction the river was flowing knowing we just came down stream a bit in our vans. Anyway, just a weird experience, makes me think of older age and maybe not being able to do this kind of stuff anymore.
We had a nice walk like a couple of kids going down the river and back.
It was a couple hour drive. I had decided to try and go in the shortcut I’d used a few times when I left this spot, but I never had come in this way.
Was this the shortcut
Things didn’t look familiar from this direction until we got to the little pond dam we had to cross and then I was sure we were on the right road and I could relax a bit.
Just below the camp spot on Bearpaw, we ran into what looked like a nice spring coming out of the hill and making a mud hole on the road. It turned out to be the main water pipe was leaking here for some reason. The pipe goes out into the desert about nineteen miles to provide water for the cattle and wild animals.
I had put my camera on the front of Marty’s van to do something and forgot and left it there when we got back in our vans and started on up the road. I got a CB message shortly after we took off from Marty informing me that he just saw my camera fall off the front of his van. Lucky he didn’t run over it. It still worked just fine after we recovered it. Lucky it didn’t fall off in the mud hole.
There were a bunch of clouds in the sky to our west where the sun was setting so we knew it was going to be a nice sunset.
We were so busy watching the sun set, we forgot about getting dinner ready before dark, but tonight was rib eye steak so things went rather easy and it was real good too.
Another nice day in the desert.
Friday September 25, 2015 Bearpaw Mountain camp
Today we would just sit around and enjoy the day from the side of Bearpaw Mountain.
Marty made us a nice dinner and that was our day. Tomorrow we will be moving camp and starting our journey home.