For some reason I was wide awake before 8 o'clock this morning and ready to get up before Yuma 😁 First thing I did was to check the batteries and they were a decent 12.3 volts. We had watched 3 hours of night time TV and the fridge took the remainder of our volts.
We headed out the door to a beautiful warm and sunny morning. Going to be another warm one. After our walk we made breakfast and sat outside soaking up the morning sunshine.
While laying there I thought we should use this beautiful day to explore the Cargo Muchacho Mountains just a mile north of our site and also visit the historical abandoned and mostly non-existent small mining town of Tumco, California.
Before leaving I had one small task to accomplish. I moved the local TV antenna to the ladder at the rear of the White Lion and added another 10 feet to the pole and then added a beautiful American Flag. Been wanting to do that for awhile now and today is the day!😀 God Bless America!It was a little after noon when we all jumped into the Jeep and headed for the mountains to explore. It wasn't long after going through some very bumpy trails we finally got out and started hiking.
|Nick looking for mine shafts.|
We continued hiking around on some very rocky terrain that had been heavily mined.
|Some real ankle busting rocks.|
|Open pit mine below.|
|Heading back towards the Jeep.|
It's just a small building with a large parking area with old mining equipment lining it. The inside has lots of different types of rocks pulled from the Tumco mines.
Then we headed for the site of Tumco, California.
Now, if you've never been here before, be prepared for a two mile walk. Luckily mostly level and well trodden. There is not much left here so you're not missing much if you would rather not walk that far.
|Bridge over a deep wash.|
|Four old water tanks.|
|Remnants of old buildings.|
|Deep mine shaft protected.|
|Water erosion thru the sandstone.|
|Maybe someone playing games😏|
|Best reserved structure. Not much!|