Sunday June 28, 2015 Maggie’s Summit Road, Nevada
The plan today was to drive on down this road, FS-013, the few miles to the main highway, 225, go south a short distance and take the Maggie’s summit road over the pass and be at the Willow Creek Reservoir to camp the night.
It was nice and pleasant this morning so I took my time getting it going, just sitting around the campsite for an hour or so.
I finally got the few things loaded up I need to load and washed the windshield and was off at a leisurely pace down the gravel road.
I made it to the 225 highway and turned south only a short distance where the Maggie’s summit road starts. There’s a county road maintenance place there and also the local dumpster which I visited for a bit and dumped the garbage, here.
The Maggie’s summit road starts right here so I got on it and headed on out, or over the hill anyway.
These guys always surprise me as I’m driving along. All of a sudden there they are, unexpectedly even if you know about them. I don’t know their story, but they are right by a house and it says the Auto parts gang on the sign.
I could hear the creek just across the road from me so I went over to take a look. Lot’s of water backed up by beaver dams. Really looked nice. I thought about swimming, but didn’t. I guess I’m just not young enough for swimming. In the olden days I would have been right in there. I need to work on that. :O)
Anyway, back to the van for some lunch and that nap and now I’m working on this blog for the day as I wait for the sun to get lower in the sky, which is shortly. It’s just after 3PM so I plan to continue on down the road towards Willow Creek Reservoir which is likely a couple more hours of leisurely driving, only a little of it on paved roads.
The plan is to make camp for the night somewhere at Willow Creek and then work my way on in to Winnemucca and set up for the trip home.