Friday June 6, 2014 Sunflower Flat Camp NEV.
After I got it going this morning, I got on the road around ten AM.
Right off the bat, I ran into these antelope, not far from where I was camped. They did what antelope do best, run.
Willow Creek Reservoir
I wasn’t camped too far from Willow Creek Reservoir. I stopped for a little break there before continuing on.
Willow creek reservoir from the dam.
Yellow flowers every where
I continued on the dirt road until I came to the paved road and I continued on that until it turned dirt again. I was headed for Maggie’s summit. I went by Bull Run Reservoir. Lots of yellow flowers out right now.
I stopped here for a bit on the way.
This is what the wild flowers look like that are all over this area right now. I think they are called skunk cabbage?
I followed this road which goes to Maggie’s summit. Very scenic.
Checking out a camp spot
I had been wanting to check out an area along the way for quite awhile now, so today, I had the time and I checked this area out. It ‘s right at the bottom of the hill before starting up the Maggie’s summit mountain. Nice and green with Quaking Aspens.
I drove back in there on the road and found this nice camp area where I had lunch. I might of stayed here, but I’m not too far away from the town of Owyhee where I hope to get some gas and an internet connection. There was a good breeze blowing so the aspens where quaking and making some nice sounds.
Headed out again
Around two PM, I headed on out again and went over Maggie’s summit and on down the other side.
I passed these nice looking horses along the road on the way.
My view as I drove along the road, looking over to the Jarbidge mountain area. Still a bit of snow in the mountains.
Auto parts gang
And I passed by the Auto Parts Gang. Some sculpture stuff by a house someone welded together out of auto parts. It’s fairly well done and out in the middle of no where.
I made it to the town of Owyhee, but I couldn’t find any internet access, so I drove over to Mountain View Lake where I was going to stay for the night.
However, after taking a break there and doing some thinking, I decided to go get gas and head on up to Sun Flower Flat where I know where a camp is and I figured I had plenty of time to make it up there.
I got gas at the Reservation store and headed out.
I checked for internet access on the way back through Owyhee, but all I could find was password protected stuff, so that was that.
Sunflower Flat road
I headed south past Mountain City, which no longer has gas or a store and took the road up to Sunflower Flat in front of the old abandoned fire station, up past the empty ranger houses.
I make it to the camp site without too much trouble, except for the barb wire that got me in the hand when I had to go through a gate to get to this site.
So, I’m now camped at Sunflower Flat by an animal working area almost to the Sunflower Flat Reservoir which is just up the road.
I hope to post blogs at Jarbidge
I was a bit disappointed that I couldn’t get my blogs posted at Owyhee, my next place to try is in the town of Jarbidge, where I hope to get some access at the gas station there?
I plan to do a bit of camping before I get to Jarbidge, so it will be a bit yet.
Nice day, but I’m tired out. I’ll get some dinner together in a bit and go to bed.
A cool breeze has blown all day to keep the day cool and not hot.