Woke up this morning at 5:45 with my cellphone ringing. Not a good sign. I saw it was my brother in Florida, but we were disconnected, so called him back. Guess what, he butt dialed me! No emergency thank goodness! We chatted for awhile and I was up for the day.
Had no idea what I was going to do today other than check out my portable hard drive. Last night, I started my back-up and it said it would take 8 hours so I let it run and went to bed. This morning, I checked and sure enough it had finished. Looks good, but I'm not brave enough yet to delete the pictures from my laptop yet. I'll wait awhile. No hurry.
Today is going to be 68 but it is calm and very sunny outside, so it feels warm already. As I was sitting outside eating breakfast, I saw two helicopters flying directly towards me.Not sure what they were thinking, but they came back around and gave me the evil eye before heading North to the Cargo Muchacho Mountains.
Around 2 o'clock, Yuma couldn't stand laying around. It was just too nice and he was ready to run and explore. So, reluctantly I got my lazy butt off the lounger and we jumped in the Jeep and headed for the foothills of the Cargo Muchacho Mountains where there has been a lot of mining in the past.
Climbed up the side of the hill and all we saw was just excavated rock.
Yuma wanted to keep moving around the hill to see what was there. He loves walking and running along the trails. Wish I could move faster but this stuff is hard on my feet.
|Waiting on me|
This looks more like it. Glad Yuma led me around the hillside.
You know I couldn't resist so I pulled out my flashlight and headed in. Unfortunately, it only went about 20 feet and came to an abrupt end.
As we're driving along the hills, we spot another promising structure.
All we found is more excavation and no mine, but I have to admit the views around here are beautiful!
I was ready to go home, but as we were driving around trying to find a way out of this maze, we spotted one more structure that Yuma just had to explore!
|American Girl Mine over there.|
|Yuma gets way too close to the edge 😱|
|We kept climbing|
|Those tailings below look beautiful!|
|Yuma loves the views|
We got home around 4:30 and we were both covered in desert dust so it was bath time for the both of us.
After that I worked on this post for several hours. Had a lot of pictures to go through and edit. As I was typing away, looked out the window and saw a beautiful California sunset over the sand dunes in the distance with mountains beyond them.
See you later.
It looks like you and Yuma saw lots of interesting and beautiful sights. Sure are a lot of old mine sites and digs in that area. Hope your backup drive does the trick. What a beautiful sunset!ReplyDelete
Thanks Dolly. Gold makes people crazy as we know. Next step is to delete the pictures off my hard drive. That will be scary.Delete
All those wooden structures. Are they what the miners tie off to to go down a shaft? Or just used for dumping tailings. Inquiring minds want to know. The views are beautiful to be sure. Definitely worth the hike up the hill.ReplyDelete
I'm guessing those structures were used to guide the dirt and rock into waiting trucks. Rough walking for sure.Delete
Well, I knew right where you were today when I recognized those heavy wood mining timbers. I remember Pheebs and crawling around up there as well. The Cargo Muchachos are a rugged mountain range with very little greenery.ReplyDelete
I seem to remember that mine from a past visit but can't be sure. They all mostly the same. Tough hiking for sure.Delete
Beautiful pictures today! Even with a flashlight you wouldn't catch me in those mines! You never know what critters are waiting for you! The sunset is incredible, can't help but make you smile I'm sure!ReplyDelete
Thanks Shirley. I knew you and Patsy would cringe at the thought of going in that black hole. I had Yuma check it out first 😀Delete
I agree with Yuma - it was too nice a day to be spent being lazy. Thanks for the mine tour.ReplyDelete
You're welcome Jeff. Wasnt planning on hiking that much but glad we did. It was fun and glad I actually found a mine thanks to Yuma 😀Delete
Awesome sunset photo! Great tour today. Thanks!ReplyDelete
Thanks gumo. Glad I looked up from my laptop. 😀Delete
So nice that Yuma finds these interesting places to explore. We actually had a nice sunset yesterday. Yours was better but I will take what I can get. Have a fun day.ReplyDelete
Yuma is a great incentive for me to get out. He just loves to run those trails. I didn't think at first the sunset would look nice but right at the end we got the colors.Delete
Looks like Yuma is dragging you all over the place to check out those old mines. LOL.ReplyDelete
Be Safe and Enjoy the exercise.
It's about time.
Thanks Rick. He can pick the right trails to follow. 😀Delete
Oh how my heart aches to be there after seeing that sunset. Reminds me of Keith and I out sunset flying with our planes all lit up with the LED lights. Keep sending them along, it will help us get thru the winter.ReplyDelete