It was getting on 9 o'clock this morning and I was laying in bed doing my mind games when I decided to see if I could get out of this place. I am just off of highway 86 in a very rocky area with thick dirt. I don't want to go out like this.
First, before trying to start the engine, Yuma and I headed out in the Jeep towards the Badlands just east of Borrego Springs. Only about 15 miles from here. Six as the crow flies. Got there and checked out places to park and there were plenty.
Headed back to the White Lion, jumped in and turned the key. Started like a champ. I am going to have to figure this out soon. Spent the next half hour putting everything up and moving the WL out of the rough area onto the flatter rough road and hooked up the Jeep. All this time the water temperature sat at a wonderful 186.
I'm hoping the temperature stays in a comfortable range the whole 15 miles. There are a couple of steep hills to give it a little test. Made it to my site and the temperature stayed at 192 until the hills and it did go as high as 204, but still nowhere 220. I feel good about the results and it will be weeks before I'm heading down the road again.
This is the end of the line for going west. Next moves will be slowly heading back east. Today is turning out beautiful. Partly sunny with a high of 67 and just a breeze to make laying in the sun comfortable.
|Santa Rosa Mountains to my north.|
|Badlands to the southwest.|
|Looking west along a ravine.|
|Looking from the WL to the southwest.|
|Standing in front of the White Lion.|
We only walked around the area today slowly setting up camp. Had one cup of coffee and then went straight to lunch with a ham and cheese sandwich.
Thanks for stopping by.