The wind came back this morning. Not as bad as yesterday, but very noticeable, especially coming from the north. I could see a light dusting of snow on the San Ysidro Mountains west of Borrego Springs. Not much, but looks pretty.
Even late in the afternoon, Indianhead Peak still had a little snow at the top.
|Salton Sea behind the Jeep in the distance.|
We arrived to highway 78 and went through the little town of Ocotillo Wells, but didn't turn to go to Split Mountain. Just didn't feel like doing that today. Instead, we turned toward Borrego Springs, going down the Texas Dip.
Made one last stop before heading home and it wasn't Christmas Circle. I decided to find that Coyote Mountain snake one more time. Last year, it took Nick and I forever to find it. It's getting late, so better find it fast.
Now that's one big wash!
This time I went up the face of Coyote Mountain near Peg Leg Smith RV park and found it over the first summit I climbed. Yuma had his head down in the rocks sniffing out that snake.
|I see him, Dad!|
|One long snake!|
It was after 5 o'clock by the time we got home. The wind died down with the sun and hopefully will not come back tomorrow. I had a pork chop and chopped potatoes from the grill and some French beans to boot. Managed to drive about 60 miles around the valley today and even put in 6,666 steps looking for that darn snake.
Thanks for stopping by.
The mountains look pretty with a dusting off snow on top. I'm sure it's much cooler up there. It's amazing that you found the snake so quickly. Sometimes it seems to take forever. Maybe tomorrow will be less windy.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Dolly. Those mountains are about 3000 feet, so a little cooler at night up there. Every year, it is a battle. This time, was better.Delete
I agree, whatever that is beside the great stone snake is distracting. I remReplyDelete
I remember the first time we saw that snake years ago it was the only sculpture there except for one other which somebody later knocked down.ReplyDelete
The area is changing. Not for the good most of the time.Delete
good job locating the snake, Yuma! We've found it a couple of times. First time in 2017 with Clark and Elaine from Our Newell Adventure(whatsnewell.blogspot.com). It was a much nicer day today! Good job on the steps, I managed over 7400 after many not so good walking days. :)ReplyDelete
So many paths and so many valleys. Easy to miss.ReplyDelete
Great job on the steps, Patsy. I miss my goal lots of times. That's a pretty rough hike. Lots of loose rock everywhere.ReplyDelete
I enjoy seeing the new friends that are visiting the Great Snake of Clark LakeReplyDelete
Worth it ... that snake is so cool. It's too bad people can't leave well enough alone.ReplyDelete
That's true. Words did not add to attraction.Delete
Almost as pretty as your mountains, just not much snow here.Delete
Hi Doug! Susan and Eric here. We took your advice to visit Borrego Springs - how beautiful. I think we may actually see your spot from the ridge we are parked on!ReplyDelete
That's great! I'm sure I stand out. Drop by when you can. Thinking of Jeeping in the Badlands today or tomorrow.Delete