Sunday August 11, 2019 Willow Creek Reservoir Nevada
Working my way west
After a good nights sleep at Sunflower Flat I headed on down the road once I got it going in the morning.
The lady at the Diamond A ranch told me Elk season was starting this weekend so camp spots might be taken by them, but I know some they don’t. I did see quite a number of hunters in certain spots, but they tend to bunch up so there were still plenty of places to camp as I avoided those spots anyway.
I checked my email at the Reservation computer lab and went to the Tribal Store for gas and then headed South going through this small town called Mountain City. It used to thieve but all the store owners got older and had to retire so the town has been falling apart for a number of years and needs some new blood.
Going over Maggie’s Summit
Willow Creek Reservoir
Here I am checking things out on the right side of the dam where there is a parking area. I’ve camped here in the winter but right now there’s too many people about so I use the lower camp spot by the creek.
Checking out the camp spot
The view off the back side of the parking area. I plan to camp down there on the second loop. I always check from the upper parking lot to make sure there is no one camped down there and there wasn’t anyone camped in my spot.
So I drove on down and set up camp by the Willow creek outflow from the dam which you can see in the background. I went for a little walk along the creek on a cow trail that follows the creek through the bushes.
Enjoying the spot
I stayed for two days taking it easy and just enjoying the spot. It was a good spot except there were quite a few gnats out and about especially at night, but I have bug screens with magnets I can put over the doors and windows which I did.
After spending a couple enjoyable days at that camp spot I headed out towards Winnemucca and continued to my highway 95 camp spot where it runs into highway 80 where I camped for the night before starting the last leg home.
I gassed at Winnemucca and continued to my camp spot.
Headed for home
The next day I continued the long drive home and made it without any problems except for not liking all the traffic.
Time to rest up after that long drive.