Saturday, Sunday July 15, 16, 2017 Diamond A Desert Nevada, Bear Paw Mountain
Leaving Maggie’s Summit
I awoke at my camp at the bottom of Maggie’s Summit yesterday and decided to push on to the Duck Valley Indian Reservation mostly because I could get internet access on Friday but not on the weekend and they had gas and groceries at their store.
I don’t’ think that store is going to open, so maybe I had it wrong
This is going through the town of Mountain City. The gas station looked like it was going to open, but something happened and they never unloaded all the crates out front, or maybe it’s just been used to store all that stuff and I thought it was going to open?
Owyhee a friendly Indian Reservation
Owyhee is the town in the reservation. I pulled up by their computer lab by the school to use the internet. They were having some kind of Indian get together right next door and they were playing some good drums.
The road to Roland
From here I decided to go north some more and find the Roland road that I tried to take to Scott’s ranch last April when I was up here, but the road was washed out then so I hoped they fixed it.
Surprise surprise, but go for it
To my surprise no one had fixed this road although it’s a fairly main one. I decided to do it after looking at this first hole. At least the water isn’t raging down it like last time and I could see the bottom of the hole was rocky and not too deep now, so I decided to go for it.
Looks like I’m going to make it to the ranch
Reflections of an old swing
I spied this old swing by the old house. Should I give a try, no, yes just for old times sake. Old swings on old places have their own reflections, so I sat on it and reflected about the old place for a bit.
Down along the river
I was hanging out in my van waiting for the sun to go down a bit as I wanted to go for a little walk down along the river about a mile. So once the sun went down I donned my long pants and long sleeve shirt and started off on my walk pasted this old barn. I’m camped back in those trees.
The mosquitoes were just starting to attack so I was having some second thoughts about staying here. I decided to see how the bugs were in the morning then I’d decide.
Broke camp and headed on down the road
So much for my plan
My plan was to drive to my camp at Bear Paw Mountain and stay a few days. I got on the wrong road on the way in and had to go back to the beginning and try again. I drove about an hour on this road and almost got to the camp spot and ran into a wet spot I didn’t want to take any chances with so again had to drive back and decided to go back down the main road to another road in I know about and took it to the spring camp on the side of Bear Paw Mountain.
I made it to the camp at the spring, well almost. They had wired a gate across the way in. I think it was to keep the animals out. I looked at it and decided it was more than I wanted to deal with so I turned around and initiated Plan B. The one thing I forgot about was I could use some of that spring water to replenish my water supply. Oh well.
Tonight’s camp spot
I haven’t decided to stay here another day or push on to the town of Jarbidge. I’m sorta leaning to Jarbidge. We’ll see how I feel in the morning.
It’s a bit cooler up here on the mountain top, only about 75 degrees F. with a breeze most of the day. I decided to stay and just take it easy. I needed a haircut so I did that and otherwise just enjoyed the day up here on the ridge.
I’m thinking of going into the town of Jarbidge and maybe do something I don’t usually to and that is to hang out in town for a bit, maybe a couple days.
I also hope to find some internet access in Jarbidge where I can post this blog.
That was it for a lazy day, just enjoying the desert.
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