Tuesday September 28, 2021 Oregon Desert Road Trip
Published two posts today. The one under this one is the first one.
Desert travel day
Once we got it going this morning we continued on up Burnt River Canyon Road. It was very bad with washboard.
We went by a place that said we’d camped in a members only meadow, some kind of placer mining area. No one ran us out in the night so no problem.
Today the plan was to travel down desert type roads headed south and west, staying off main roads as much as possible so that’s what you are going to see today.
We cruised on though here with lots of washboard we had to slow down for.
Eventually we broke out of the Burnt Canyon and headed on down this desert road by this cattle ranch. Lots of nice clouds in the sky today.
Sorta the right direction
I only had a sorta route planned so I had to stop often to make sure we were headed in sorta the right direction.
This was a big valley of a big ranch I forgot the name of. There were lots of cattle grazing down there.
Can’t cross the creek
My GPS said to take this road across the valley so we tried it but could not find a way across the creek when the road petered out where we had to turn around and back track. Such is exploring.
We stopped here to figure directions and had some lunch too.
And traveled on down this road headed mostly south. Cattle country and not much traffic. The road had also improved and now there wasn’t much washboard so we picked up the speed a bit still taking it easy just cruising along.
Stopped here for a bit and that’s where we came from in back of the vans.
Every once and awhile we’d go by a pond or some water for the animals.
Very light rain
This one reminds me that it rained on us, or at least spit on us on and off a few times today and also this evening at our camp spot.
Tonight’s camp spot
Speaking of camp here we are camped for the night in this dried up creek bed called Lost Creek. There is a spring here so there is some water for the cattle.
This is the water from the spring that is in the creek bed by us.
The sign tells all
This sign is by our camp and one can figure out where we are in Oregon by it. It also tells where we are headed tomorrow. To Beulah Res. and to Juntura on highway 20, to Burns to fuel and internet and south from there is our plan. We came down from Ironside this morning.
This is looking back at tonight’s camp spot from that sign.
It’s the coolest spot we’ve been in, at dark it’s 38 degrees F. out. We both have heaters in the vans so no problem.
Nice day exploring.
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