Sunday, February 18, 2018 – Location: Saddle Mountain near Tonopah, Arizona
Woke up with the sun today around 7 o’clock. Took awhile for the sun to get to me because I am at the west base of the mountain. Watched as the sunlight slowly creeped up the mountainside till it got to me. Beautiful morning with blue skies and a temperature of 53 with no wind.
Sat outside till I got hungry and then went in to make bacon and eggs. Around 9:30 with a full stomach Yuma and I decided to walk a little ways to a canyon near my MH that has petroglyphs from the Indians that roamed this area. The area I’m heading to is up that canyon.
There are a lot more in the area but that is all I found today. Didn’t take long and I kept eyeing the large mountain and thought I could see a way up that may be interesting, so Yuma and I started climbing. No plans to go very high, just till we got tired.
We started up the mountain. Can you see the dark crease in the center. That’s where water comes down the mountainside.
Part way up we ran into this dead Mountain Sheep. I should have taken a hint but we kept trucking up and not looking down.
After about three hours we were even with or over the tops of the peaks around us. The one we are climbing is the highest of all the peaks on Saddle Mountain.
We ended up climbing three quarters the way up the mountainside on the left and we ended up level with the peak on the right. Over three hours of climbing and about two miles. The remaining section to the top of the mountain was beyond my capabilities, so we didn’t try.
After a long rest, Yuma and I decided to run down the mountainside in search of Deb and Riley of On a long and lonesome highway…
I knew about where they were from reading their blog and I stayed close to their site last year when I was here. This is my second visit with them. Only other bloggers outside the Bloggerfest I have visited more is Al, Kelly and the Pheebs of Travel With The Bayfield Bunch
We had a nice visit. At first, we sat in the shade and then a breeze came up and we moved into the sunlight. Talked about everything that RVers and bloggers talk about. Yuma just loved Riley. She has a way with animals and Yuma can sense that. Yuma had a stare down with Miss Kitty through the screen door. Few grrrs from Yuma but that was all. Then Miss Kitty went about her business. Never know, may see them again on down the road.
Yuma had a stare down with Miss Kitty through the screen door. Few grrrs from Yuma but that was all. Then Miss Kitty went about her business. Never know, may see them again on down the road.
Tired from my hike tonight and so is Yuma. Sure we will sleep good tonight.
See you later.