This morning, we woke up to sunny skies and only a light wind, but fairly cool. Calling for a high near 65 today. We all had decided to take a rode trip over toward Saddle Mountain along the Salome Road in search of BLM land for future visits.
We were off at 9:30. Yuma and me in the Jeep and Tom, Deb, Riley and Deb in the other Jeep. We headed east towards Phoenix on I-10. It gave me a good idea of the terrain over the Kofa Mountains for Monday in the White Lion. It will be a long climb, but not a quick elevation. Looks like about 15 miles of steady climb, so it will let me know in quick order how things are going to go with the WL overheating problem. I can always turn around and roll back to Quartzsite.
Took about an hour to get to the Salome Road exit. Saddleback Mountain is in full view.We have all stayed in the shadow of this mountain on the BLM land. They built a large pig or cattle containment facility near there and the area is now infested with flies on warm days. That's why we are searching for new home nearby. My plans are to stay there next week if the flies aren't bad.
We did find BLM land off of Salome Road, but there wasn't internet reception in most and weak in others. The drive was beautiful. This whole area is remote and mountainous.
Tom and Deb drove to the top of this mountain a number of years ago. I read their blog and the next day, I headed that way to see it on my own. It is an experience that is not forgotten.
Yuma spotted a windmill while we were looking around, so we had to check it out.
|Road to Phoenix|
|One lonely young bull. He did not appreciate us being near his water hole.|
After finishing our search, we stopped in Salome for lunch.I was starving, and I thought their food was delicious. It was also, a lot of food.
As we drove past Vicksburg Road, I saw an old building I thought I had seen before. Stopped to check it out.
It is closed and rundown, but I suspect there is a lot of history locked up in this cafe.
Thanks for stopping by.
|Long road home on Hwy 60|
Looks like you all had an interesting trip tiday. Lots of pretty pictures. I love the sweet cow. I couldn't tell exactly what was for lunch, but it looked good. I'm glad you finally had a nice day.ReplyDelete
Our weather is like a yo-yo. That cow watched me very closely. Glad I saw him before letting Yuma out. Could have gotten interesting.Delete
Nice day on your trip. Finally no winds.ReplyDelete
Lunch does look very filling but good.
Thanks, Patsy. It was a huge burger with bacon strips. Very yummy and both the onion rings and fries were excellent.Delete
Finally a nice day for an outing, but no hiking? The KOFA Cafe looks like the upstairs was a motel. Hwy 60 looks just as lonely as Hwy 50 in Nevada. Fries and onion rings?, a few places here call that a 50/50 basket, which Fran and I will share with our fish tacos.ReplyDelete
You're right, Jeff. Wish that place could talk. I had a huge burger with bacon stripes. Excellent.Delete
Whoa ... that is a big plate for lunch!!!!! Looks delicious! Nice day ... not much wind and lots of sun!ReplyDelete
We need more days like this. Tired of the up and down weather pattern. I certainly didn't need dinner after that meal.Delete
What a great adventure. We were on Hwy. 60 on one trip and I've always wanted to go again. Thanks for the reminder.ReplyDelete
Yes, that hwy 60 and Salome Rd area is desolate and beautiful.Delete
Such a bummer about the flies at Saddle Mt. When I fleamarketed in Vicksburg 20 years ago used to eat at the Kofa Cafe.ReplyDelete
I'll stop at Saddle Mountain and check it out Monday. So neat, that you got to visit the cafe.Delete
You've got some real nice photos in this post Doug. And yes, that drive to the top of Harquahaula Mountain is quite an experience. I think we did it back in 2012 or 2013.ReplyDelete
I thought of you, Al as we visited that area. Beautiful and desolate country.Delete