Mittry Lake, Arizona

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Yuma and I decided to take the jeep down as close to the lake as we could near our camp and then walk down toward the lake to see if we could find a path to the lake.

We headed toward a large group of trees.  From my Internet research later, I believe these to be an old stand of giant cedar trees.  The stand is accessible from the road and has a fire ring.  This place would make the perfect camp.

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We then started following trails toward the lake, but they quickly became too tight and I am sure snake infested.

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The ground was getting damp and I could see reeds ahead but no way to go any further, so we turned back.

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We then drove to a boat ramp so we could get some photos of the lake.  Seems as soon as we get around people, Yuma finds new friends. 

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Later in the day, we went to a boat ramp that had a small walkway with palm trees.

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Fisherman were racing toward home as the sun begins to set.

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Yuma and I were sitting outside and Yuma started barking.  I looked to where he was looking and right across the canal, some burros were walking.  There were five of them.

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See you later.

6 comments:

  1. You should have gtabbed a couple of burros! Then Yuma would have someone to play with!! I loved the trees next to Miitry Lake! If you touched one of the prawns, maybe you could see if they were cedar trees or not. What were those palm looking trees you went by? I know they aren't palm trees, like we thought. Beautiful pictures, hon.

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    1. There are groves of Date Palms around this area. That's probably what you are thinking of. Yuma wanted to go play with the Burros. Good thing they were on the other side of the canal.

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  2. What a good boy, Yuma, to let you know of the approaching burros! Did you know that the Sierra foothill sheepherders often put a donkey in the middle of the sheep as a watchdog against coyotes and other predators? We actually saw one last time we went to Bodie. There he was...right in the middle of the sheep!
    Cheryl Ann

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    1. That is interesting about the donkey. I guess they are big enough to scare off the coyotes or they will make enough noise to wake the sheepherder. I would never have noticed the burros if Yuma hadn't said something.

      Have a good Monday in class.

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  3. Wow.. what a pretty place! and just LOVE those burros... too sweet!

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