Sunday, December 1
Bridget, Spike, and I drive up the hill and pick up Dale at his camp. We’re going to investigate the area north of Mittry Lake.
“A Long Term Visitor Area Permit is required from September 15th through April 15th each season. The cost is $180.00 and is valid for up to 7 months. A Short Term Permit can be purchased for a 14-day stay. This permit is$40.00.”
As we we drive out of the day use area which includes a boat ramp, a guy pedals his bike down from the RV camps. He has a two-wheeled cart behind his bike on which his kayak sits. I wish I’d taken a photo of that! That’s a pretty nice life!
We continue toward Imperial Dam.
By now Dale knows that I have to stop whenever I see a good photo opportunity, like these egrets.
“Oh, wow!” I exclaim. “Look at these birds! I’ve got to get this!”
We cross Imperial Dam and drive into another camping and day use area on the other side.
“That is one big kayak,” Dale remarks as we look it over.
“Oh, yeah, it’s big,” the man replies. He adds with a chuckle, “We call it the barge. You don’t make any sharp turns with the barge.”
The road dead-ends across the dam.
We turn around and go back the way we came. We find another road to explore. At a group of tiny, unoccupied houses, we find three burros strolling the street and nibbling at the various plants growing in front of the houses.
I let Bridget and Spike out of the PTV so they can wander around while Dale collects and breaks up the wood. He fills up a bin with small pieces which goes in the back of the PTV, along with some big branches.
Dale and I talked previously about going to the Winterhaven post office tomorrow (Monday). We decide to wait until Tuesday to improve the chances that his prescription will be there. Once he has that, he can continue his trek eastward across Arizona.
It’s about 3:30 when I drop Dale off at his camp and drive down the hill to home.
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“REAR VIEW MIRROR”
In June 2013 while the crew and I camped in Utah, I happened to discover a field of burros.