Thursday June 12, 2014 McDonalds Ranch Camp NV.
Posted at Owyhee, NV. at the computer lab building.
I’ve posted four more days of adventures, so those who want to read in sequence, go to the bottom of this page and click on older posts. There are two posts per page, reading from the bottom post up to stay in sequence.
I’m headed south from here likely over to somewhere around Maggie’s summit, just below Mountain City, NV.
Next posts should be in Winnemucca, maybe around Sunday or Monday?
Exploring the high country
The wind was already blowing this morning when I got up. I took my time, but eventually got on down the main dirt road. I didn’t have to go far on the main road as I planned to turn right onto a road that went up to the high hills headed to McDonalds Creek. I knew the wind would be stronger up there, but maybe I could find a camp in the trees or some protected area?
Nice road up
Checking out future camp sites
Up to the high country
I passed one camp spot that I thought I’d come back to, if I didn’t find something else, so I headed up a road that started heading to the top country.
I did some exploring too
Time to camp
Eventually, I decided the road wasn’t going the way I wanted to go, so I turned around and went back to the camp area I saw on the way in and set up camp. It was a nice area, with a little wind protection, but not much as the wind was blowing up here in the hill tops. I had to to puts rocks under the tires to get things level.
Decided on an evening van cruise
I walked around the camp area a bit and had a nap and after a few hours decided to go on an evening van cruise up the road to check out the McDonald Creek Area. This area was just a few miles up the road and maybe I’d find a better camp site?
I stopped to check it out, then continued on down along the McDonald’s Creek until the road left the creek, where there was another camp site, but not as good as the ranch site, so I turned around and drove back to the old ranch area.
Water in the creek
I walked around the ranch area a bit. This shed is put together with some rather old construction methods, and seems to have held up over time very well.
That was a nice day cruising around and exploring up here in the hills. I haven’t seen a single person all day.
Tomorrow, I plan to continue heading on south through some more high country. I’d like to spend one more night up in these parts before heading back over to the Duck Valley Reservation where I might get my kayak in the water.