Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Crystal Hill

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

This morning I put the coffee on the stove with my new perculator top and it worked perfectly.  No drips, no spills, no mess!  No more trying to hold the tide back with duct tape. 

Here is the before and after look:

 Old perculator     New perculator 

After my coffee and breakfast, Yuma and I headed about 10 miles north toward Quartzsite to Crystal Hill Road. 

Dolly didn’t come along, because we knew it was going to be at least five miles of really rough road and her back is bothering her.  She and Fergie stayed home to hold down the fort.

Arrived at the kiosk and picked up a brochure of the area.

Kiosk at Cyrstal Hill Road

There is Crystal Hill in the background.  Yuma is raring to go.

Crystal Hill

Yuma is looking for crystals or just trying not to step on cholla cactus.  Not sure which.

Crystal hill

Walked to the top but no crystals.  I don’t think I would know one if I saw one.  There was a lot of evidence that people have been digging around here.

Top of Crystal hill

Looking across the valley from the top of the hill.

Looking across the valley

Crystal hill

Crystal mine

Crystal mine

After walking around looking for crystals to no avail, we returned to the jeep and traveled further into the Kofa mountains.  We ended our bumpy and dusty jeep trek at Scott’s Well. 

Jeep road  Scott's Well

Scott's Well

After about 15 miles of these roads, Yuma and I were ready to go home. .We were tired when we got back to camp.  Another 10,000 plus step day.  Almost 5 miles again.

See you later.


  1. I guess Kelly & I shouldn't have scooped up all the crystals when we were there a few years ago. Nice day for a hike though.

    1. Rough road. We have had nice weather so far. Not too windy. Yuma is learning to stay away from the Cholla. He steps more lightly so they don't stick so hard.