Tuesday September 22, 2015 Sunflower Flat Homestead near Mountain City Nevada
I put my chair in the van and was ready to head out this morning. Marty said he was going to see if his gas leak at the carburetor was still fixed or not. He checked it and said it was squirting out a steady stream of gas, so I got my chair back out while he proceeded to repair it again.
About that time a big white dog came into our camp which we knew to be part of the sheep operation here that we saw when we arrived yesterday. It sniffed our hands and took off. Eventually we could hear lots of sheep coming down for water and then they headed back up the hill which went right past us. There were over a thousand of them.
Marty sealed the leak again with Rector Seal and then started the engine for a test. It held so we took off up the road headed for our next destination, which was Owyhee, Nevada for some gas and supplies at the tribal store.
We fueled up at the tribal store and got some supplies and a couple washers at the hardware store that might help fix the gas leak if it starts leaking again.
From there we traveled back south to Mountain City and took the first left, a national forest road just out of town.
We turned off the main road by Point of Rocks and headed for the old homestead I know about up here which was to be our camp for the night.
Walk to the beaver pond
Sounds like dinosaurs
We couldn’t go very far as things were a bit swampy around the pond, so we went back on the road and walked down it a short distance where we spotted these big birds. I think they are some kind of cranes. They were making some neat clucking sounds. Between their noises and all the cows bellowing to get together for the night, things sounded a bit like what we imagined it sounded like in the dinosaur age.
Our camp for the night
As it got dark, it got cold so we didn’t stay out too long and retired to our vans for the rest of the night.
We will only stay here tonight and then move on to Scott’s ranch sometime tomorrow morning.
The fuel leak
Oh, Marty checked the fuel line leak and so far it’s holding. We’ll check it again in the morning when it’s cold just to be sure.