This morning the wind was calm and warm with partly cloudy skies. Tired from last night so it was close to 9:30 before we rolled out of bed. Had no idea what I was going to do today.
Texted Dolly and they are having a severe storm warning. Temperatures around zero, with wind and 4-7 inches of snow expected. An inside day for her and Fergie for sure.
Had a nice breakfast of bacon and eggs and thought about what I should do. It came to me that I haven't been up Black Mountain Rd. yet. Missed the turn last time I was up that way. Checked my map and it is only a little over 30 miles north of here, so Yuma and I headed to check it out today. Already 1:30.
As I drove north past the Cargo Muchacho Mountains on Ogilby Road I could see it to my east. Zoomed in with my camera.About half an hour later, I turned onto Black Mountain Rd. It is a wide dirt road and quite bumpy.
This road lead towards all the towers you see above. After about five miles I saw a car parked to the side of the road. It was a regular street sedan. As I passed it, I could see why they didn't go any further. The road was now an asphalt one lane road heading up the mountainside and it was in very bad condition. Many places it was eaten out by the rain water.
|Cargo Muchacho Mountains to the south.
|Made it to the signal towers at the top.
|Heading back down now.
It was already 5 o'clock when I got back and had a note the gang was over at the tent, so Yuma and I headed over for a visit.