Friday, February 21, 2014
A little cloud cover today, but still a nice warm day. Laid around and did some planning for our next stop on the road back east. Our two weeks will be up this Sunday, so will be heading out to new places.
After lunch, I decided to take a short hike up to a large rock formation, I have seen a number of times. It is on the Scenic Road that goes around the mountains to the west of Ajo and ends at Rocalla Street in Ajo. It is a rock ridge that comes out of the desert floor. I have to drive off the main road on an ATV road that winds through the desert floor. I followed this road for about a mile in four-wheel drive till I got close to the rock cropping.
There is a hole in the rock next to the slab up there. Looks like someone winking at me. I will try to get a photo down through it when I get there.
On my hike toward the rock slab, I found evidence of snakes in the area. Here is a snake skin that has been recently shed. Here is a baby cactus. I try to always watch where I step. I don’t want to disturb the landscape anymore than I have to. The flowers are starting to bloom as spring approaches. I would like to see the desert after a rain storm, but that will not happen this year before we leave. It has been very dry this winter. We have been out here for two months and not one drop of rain. Ah, I think they are in love.
Made it as far as I could go. Looking back, you can see the jeep down there somewhere. Being silver, it tends to blend into the landscape. It always looks clean in the pictures, but it is covered in dust.
Looking around my surroundings.
Looking southeast to the Ajo Mountains
East to Black Mountain
Looking through wink eye
Looking across at the cross overlooking Ajo on the other side. Zoomed in.
See you later.