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.
Seen that array of towers and red lights on Black Mountain a number of times but we never did make it up to have a close look at them. If we ever get back that way some day we'll have to check it out. I like the views you saw.ReplyDelete
Be sure to bring a back brace. Very hard on the body driving up there. 😀Delete
Black Mountain looked like a rough, rocky area. It seemed like there were rocks everywhere. Lots of great pictures of the area. I'm glad you had a jeep and didn't wave a 5 mile hike. Yuma was keeping an eye on things.ReplyDelete
Yuma was good and stayed away from the cliffs. Looked like someone threw black rocks and black boulders everywhere. So close I couldn't walk through them.Delete
Those views are fabulous. No wonder those people walked the five miles!!ReplyDelete
Too bad it was so hazy. Could barely see the sand dunes. 😞Delete
What awesome views and pictures. It looks like a neat trek up there.ReplyDelete
Thanks Patsy. That drive would be a good way to lose weight with all the jiggling I did. 😀Delete
You probably could have taken a microwave meal with you and cooked it right there just holding it up in the air!ReplyDelete
I felt little zaps occasionally 😅Delete
I know pictures never do it justice but sure looks like you were way up there! Views are incredible. Happy hour and a nice fire, does it get any better!ReplyDelete
You're right Shirley. Pictures are not good at showing depth. Fun day.Delete
The views were worth the effort of putting up with that crappy road. The Jeep is a perfect addition to explore those places.ReplyDelete
It was one of the rougher roads I've been on in awhile. Body is sore today 😩Delete
I don't think I have heard of this area. Beautiful pictures.ReplyDelete
Not a place you go by although you can see it from Ogilby Road. It's more of a destination.Delete
Looks like you had a Safe and Enjoyable day exploring and visiting.ReplyDelete
It's about time.
Glad you made it up the road. For years I attempted to make it up there from the south side, but always hit a dead end. Enjoyed your pictures.ReplyDelete