Tuesday, March 21 – Saturday March 25
From our camp on top of Snowbird Mesa (Poverty Flats), one can stand at the edge and view the road that goes to Overton, Nevada, less than ten miles away.
It’s also an ideal perch from which to see the colors of the sky and dramatic cloud formations. Approaching storms provide quite an engaging show!
If you’ve read my blog regularly for a while, you know I like camping here.
It’s a place I would enjoy visiting every year when Reggie and I travel south in the fall for warmth in the winter and north in the spring toward cooler locations for the summer.
When we return to Poverty Flats on March 21st, I find our favorite site occupied.
That’s okay. I choose another campsite on an adjacent, outward curve of land that provides a similar view. I set up camp.
The next day Reg and I go into Overton.
I buy a few groceries. At the library I check out a stack of DVDs for movie-watching in the evenings. Before returning to camp, I take Reggie to the park. He runs around on the soft grass with delight.
That evening I pop some popcorn and with Reggie snuggled alongside me on the bed, I watch a movie. In the morning we walk the Zombie Road and meet the guy I recently wrote about, the one who escaped the wreck and burning of his fifth wheel and truck.
A Class A rig sets up camp near us.
Although close, I appreciate that these RVers didn’t pull up where our view would be blocked. Instead they are off to one side and behind us with a good view of their own (at right, out of frame, in photo below).
The surface of the ground on the mesa is very rocky.
It can be hard on canine paws. While out walking, Reggie and I meet a couple with two dogs. One of the dogs wears leather booties due to her sensitivity to the rocks.
Reggie doesn’t seem to have any trouble with the rocks. He even runs on them! I guess that’s part of his chihuahua breeding. He’s well suited for desert conditions.
The next day a Class C pulls in on the other side of us.
Kind of close, but not too bad. I move the Perfect Tow Vehicle to block the sight of this new neighbor.
Good! It’s like they aren’t even there!
Then another Class C parks between us and the first Class C.
It’s one of those rental Class Cs.
This place is becoming too crowded. I feel watched.
“Reg? We need to move camp again. Find a boondock way off by ourselves. Let’s go explore. It’ll be fun!”
I toss him into the Perfect Tow Vehicle and we leave Poverty Flats in search of a private camp.
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