This morning was warm but cloudy when I woke got up at 8:30. Calls for 74 degrees but no sun today.
We had breakfast and walked around the area a number of times today, but just didn't have the interest to go anywhere, so we stayed in and watched football play-offs most of the day.
Yesterday, Yuma and I did take a 25 mile Jeep ride late in the day. It was 3 o'clock when we started, so I knew we couldn't go far before the sun set.
I hate it when I see Pipeline Road, because it means exactly that. A maintenance road that runs along a gas pipeline in a straight line forever.
The road is located at the site of the cemetery marker I talked about the other day, so it is only about three miles from our camp.
I had heard there was a corral or ranch on this road, so we went to find it. Ended up going about 12 miles East and then retracing our tracks coming back. We made it back just as the sun set but there were clouds by that time in the West so no pictures of the sunset.
I was sure it would be a maintained road and would be easy to follow, but I was wrong. This was the roughest road I have been on this winter so far.
The mountains directly East of Ajo are the Poso Redondo Mountains and the Pipeline Road headed directly towards that pass in the middle. It does appear to go forever.
The road started out bad from the gitgo, if you want to call it a road.
We finally found the corral and it was in a valley inside the pass we saw at the beginning. Again, it was the wind mill that identified it. It was off the road and if it had not been for that we would have gone on by.
Again, there was no wind wheel at the top,
because it had fallen to the ground sometime in years past.
And we didn't. See you later.