Getting off pavement was more interesting this time due to the mud from recent rain storms but it was great to have minimal dust kicked up as it seeps into all of the gear. Puffy clouds abound in the sky but no hint of the upcoming changes to the weather.
Pretty soon I was able to set up in an area with great scenery and desert vistas. Our elevation was about 3400'. Note how green the area is appearing due to the nourishing rains. I had two awnings opened up in case of more rain, all solar panels deployed and the kitchen ready for creating the daily meals.
HF radio antenna and 30' tall mast deployed? Check!
We spotted some mine excavation tailings on the distant slopes so it was time to go on a hike!
One of the large inclined shafts showed signs of recent collapse.
The other shaft showed itself to be very deep
This image cannot capture the true depth of this inclined shaft.
Above the area we were at was the even higher rocky slopes of the peak.
It soon became time to head back to camp and we enjoyed the glowing colors of the sunset as we hiked across the rocky terrain.
The next morning we awoke to a nice dusting of SNOW!
After cleaning the snow off, drying gear out and repacking it was time to head home.
Thanks for enjoying the spring conditions in the desert with me! I hope that you'll follow along on the next adventure here at Sun To The North!