Thursday, January 1, 2015
New Year’s Day
Happy New Year everyone. Hope you have a wonderful year ahead.
The weather was cool this morning, but the sun was out and very bright. Thought I would check out Senator Wash Road and see what was up that way other than Long Term Visitor Area (LTVA).
Went on up the road to a LTVA and kept going on the dirt road and passed the area and found a jeep road leading up into the hills. I always think they will go somewhere, but they never do.
Just got across the wash and I was hiking up the road you see in the photo above. I happened to look on the hill to the right and there were burros up there looking down at me.They look at peace with the world. These guys are descendants to the burros brought by the gold miners in the 1800s.
When I got back to the LTVA, it was 3 pm. I saw a sign pointing to the north saying “Ferguson Lake” and decided to see what the lake looked like. They gave me no distance, but I didn’t think it could be far. I was wrong. Nothing in the vast outback of Arizona is close. I drove a dirt road for miles and seeing nothing but this.
Finally, after about 6 miles of up and down dusty dirt road, I could see Ferguson Lake off in the distance. It appeared to be near highway 95 going between Quartzite and Yuma. However, there was a sign back at the LTVA saying this was not a through road. I took this photo at the top of the hill overlooking this beautiful scene and went no further. 4 pm now and definitely time to head home.
After another six miles, it was getting near 5 pm and I am out of there and only a couple miles down Senator Wash Road and I will home. And one last momma and her baby were near the road wanting a handout.
See you later.