Sunday June 8, 2014 North Columbet Creek Camp ID.
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I’m posting this from the town of Jarbidge, thanks to the guy that runs the local store and let me have access.
Next posts will likely be from Winnemucca after a few days, or so, when I get there, maybe five days? In the mean time I’m headed back out camping, I think at BearPaw Mountain, where I plan to stay for a couple days or so?
I moved my camp down the creek ten miles or so
I positioned the van wrong yesterday and the sun woke me up at six AM, way too early for me. Way too hot with the sun coming in the windows, so I had to get up and reposition the van, then I found out how cold it really was outside. It must have been just over 32 degrees F. last night?
Eventually, I got it going and broke camp around ten AM. I was off hunting for that trailer and good fish creek I saw many years ago.
So, I turned around and gave up on that trailer for now. I found another road down the hill back to the main road so took that in low gear, low range for about five miles.
Crossed the main road
When I got back to the main dirt road, I saw there was another dirt road right across the main road, so I took that, not having anything better to do than exploring.
This road had a lot of sharp rocks on it, so the going was slow and bumpy.
A possible camp spot
I had looked on my maps and this road went through the desert for about five miles then crossed Columbet creek at a spot which I was going to check out to see about camping there tonight.
I went through several Portigee type gates. This one just happens to be were I left Nevada and entered Idaho, that’s why the bright post.
Coyote after an antelope
As I was bouncing down the road watching out for sharp rocks an antelope was heading toward me on my right. Behind it about fifty feet was a coyote chasing it. I barely got my camera going in time and all I caught on this one was this coyote going away chasing the antelope which is out of sight now.
Camp area looks promising
Antelope like the spot
It turned out this spot was a well liked drinking water spot for antelope and about a dozen or so came down to drink throughout the day.
Hiking down the creek
I made an early dinner and napped until five PM. I was going on a little hike down the creek a mile or so and back.
There was some what of a trail down that way made by the bovinosarous around here, which weren’t present at this time.
Something is watching me
Screeching Redtail hawk
Some antelope were weary
It was about seventy degrees F. today with a good breeze, sometimes even windy. That’s it for another day out in the Diamond A Desert.