Today is the day Nick is climbing Black Mountain. I've always wanted to but I have limitations that prevent such a climb.
We got up at 9 o'clock and it promises to be a beautiful day for a climb. No wind and cool and sunny. Nick had a quick breakfast and I'm going to take the White Lion into get fresh water and dump tanks, plus move just a couple hundred feet up the hill to a large beautiful site. Someone just left this morning early and I'm grabbing it 😊.
At 11:30 Nick headed out and I went into town. Nick had a backpack with everything he may need in case he has to stay overnight for some reason.
Had no troubles getting into town and dumping tanks. I've been having troubles holding water in my fresh water tank after filling. For some reason, it pours out as I drive down the road so today I was hoping it wouldn't happen.
Yuma met the next door neighbor while I was taking on water.
I forget his name but he is just one and a ball of fire. Yuma had fun because they both love to jump. The young lady who owns him is from California and is a full-time RVer while working. Her name is Krissi and she likes to boondock so I gave her my blog address so she could check out the Borrego Springs area for places to boondock.
When I returned back to Darby Well Road I stopped at the huge site just up the hill west of my current site. Nick took a zoom picture from atop the mountain to give you an idea.
I was very upset because I could see a trail of water following me home and when I got to the site, I only had 35% of the 100% left in the fresh water tank. Too mad today to look further into it, so will do that another day when I'm fresh.
Plus, when I got home all the stuff that was on my table including my computer was on the floor 😡. Luckily, it wasn't damaged, but I can't find my mouse anywhere. Must have kicked it out the door when I stopped in town to do the dump and take on water.
I just got everything moved into our new site and the RV cleaned up a little and here comes Nick, tired but successful on his climb.
It was about 3:30 and Nick had climbed the nearly 3000 foot mountain and taken pictures and returned. Here is how his hike unfolded.
|Ran into a small herd of donkeys.
|Heading toward the top.
|Someone has been here before me. Mexicans use this mountain for cover.
The following pictures are from the top.
|Looking north towards the Ajo Pit and the town of Ajo beyond.
|Looking to the east along Darby Well Road out to highway 85.
|The White Lion in his new site. The Jeep is parked just above it in the old site.
|Looking to the northwest.
|Cow plops Nick climbed the other day.
|Zoom in on the pit and Ajo beyond.
|On the way down. One last picture.