Day Thirty FourI'm always looking for new places to hike. Fortunately in the desert, you can hike about anywhere. Just pick a ridge, a canyon, a wash and go! Today I picked on old road.
Although the most popular hike in our area is an old road and I think it's a terrible hike sometimes you have to take what you get. I was out scouting for a future hike and found a road to explore and since my wife had my Jeep, it was time to walk.
It's State Park land so that's a good sign.
This is the road I head up.
Looks like more than a few people come out here for shooting practice.
There are several of these holes dug along the road. I guess they must be test digs for mines which didn't yield anything worthwhile.
At least there's a nice view from the top.
It looks like someone was less impressed with the quality of this parkland than I am.
Wait a minute! I'm I seeing a mirage or what?
In case of a major flash flood here in the desert, I know exactly where I'm going.
I talked to a local and she told me about an old mining camp called "Dirty Sock Camp" that's up one of the washes in the hills near where I went today. There's also a Hidden Gold Mine and several other things of interest to make me want to come back. I don't think I'll be hiking the road again, though. God made Jeeps for a reason and hiking a road is like kissing your sister: if you like it, you're living in the wrong place.