This morning, Yuma and I were up with the sun, and soon, the coffee was brewing. Going to be another beautiful day, but maybe the last one for a few days. I was planning to head up to Parker to the Walmart, however, decided to enjoy the day outdoors exploring, rather than shopping. Tomorrow, I'll shop.
Got a text from Dolly. Had a picture of some of my kids up on the slopes in northern Illinois. Not exactly on the slopes, but preparing themselves for the slopes.
Nick, Steve, Evan, Erin, Kristi and Lane
Here in Quartzsite, Yuma and I are getting ready for a different kind of slope. We've decided to drive up to Quartzsite and climb "Q" Mountain. Not exactly a mountain; more like a big hill compared to the mountains nearby.
Finally, spotted our destination inside the city limits. It has been climbed by many visitors and I've visited Quartzsite at least a dozen times, but never made the climb. Well, today ends that drought.
This whole area has been mined over the centuries and this hill has a mine too. I decided to walk up to what was remaining of the mine structure.
|As usual, Yuma is saying, "Hurry, Dad!"|
|Dome Mountains to the west|
|Another mine across the way to the south|
|Each year, it gets harder to climb|
|The Kofa Mountains, across the La Paz Valley to the east|
|See the Jeep down there? The red thing on the ground is a geological survey marker.|
|Not very flat on top and not a very big area. I was really uncomfortable standing as I had a fear of stumbling over the edge.|