Sunday, November 5
A few miles south of the Turtle Mountain Road boondock (See previous post), Route 95 passes the road to Mopah Peak.
The crew and I are on the way to our next camp.
“Let’s stop here. You haven’t had your morning walk.”
Lord knows I could use the exercise, too.
The road cuts straight across a plain of creosote bushes. I don’t know which of the rock peaks in the next photo is Mopah. Both are impressive in size; the zoomed photo makes them appear much smaller than they really are.
I look for boondock sites as we go.
Well, there aren’t any as close to the road as the Turtle Mountain Road boondock. Maybe someday I’ll explore this area.
It’s only about 9 a.m. and already the sun feels hot. On our return to the Perfect Tow Vehicle I take a few photos of the crew.
See the flat area on the right side of the next photo? Obviously there’s room to set up camp. However, there isn’t a fire ring or any sign of it being an established camp, so it’s off-limits.
Old tracks are visible off the road, probably made before the sign was posted at the entrance, the sign that says to keep your vehicle on the road.
It doesn’t take much effort to make sure that Reg and Rog are happy travelers.
This stop only lasted about 20 minutes. The boys return to the PTV thirsty and ready for a snooze.
Route 95 takes us to Vidal Junction.
Route 62 goes east to Parker, located on the other side of the Colorado River. We stay on 95, continuing south. Bare rock mountains ahead — the Big Marias.
On the other side of those mountains is Midland Road and our winter home!
We pass the turn for the Blythe intaglios. I wrote a post about them in December 2016: “Right back where we started from!”
We reach the outskirts of Blythe, California.
I don’t take us into town, but head for Midland LTVA.
I’ll find a good spot, set up camp, unhitch, and then we’ll go into town. Gee, it’s good to be back!
I take 6th Street, one of a succession of roads that cuts between fields to Lovekin Boulevard (Midland Road).
No sheep at this time. Cotton fields!
Later, in the afternoon . . .
After a few, lazy hours at camp, we set out for town. I gas up the PTV at the Valero station and then zip over to Smart & Final grocery store.
Aha! They still have 3 -pound rotisserie chickens for only $6.49!
I nab one for us, of course.
At check-out I remember there are no free plastic bags given out when in this state. I buy two bags for my groceries and return to Reg and Rog in the PTV.
Welcome to California!
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