Saturday, February 11, 2017

THREE SCENIC RIDES NEAR QUARTZSITE, AZ

We had a few friends bring their ATVs over to visit us in Quartzsite this week.  Two of the couples are still camped with us.  The other two guys stayed in a motel for two nights then went home.   We had three nice rides with nice weather all through.  Today we have had a few light showers but the forecast says sunshine will be back in another day or two.


Looking north over I-10 from Guadalupe Mtn

Looking east from Guadalupe Mtn with I -10 reaching for the horizon

Looking west to Quartzsite from Guadalupe Mtn

Me, Jerry, Judy, Denny and Judy in the Dripping Springs cave

Denny dropping off the ledge

Looking north from Preacher's Pass


On our way up to Preacher's Pass

Near Preacher's Pass the desert is greening from the rains

Preacher's Pass trail

Preacher's Pass trail

East of Preacher's Pass heading for the old stage coach road


East of Preacher's Pass heading for the old stage coach road


East of Preacher's Pass heading for the old stage coach road


On a side trail east of Preacher's Pass

On a side trail east of Preacher's Pass

A dead end trail into the mountains near the old stage coach trail

A pass at the end of the dead end trail.  I walked up there to see what was on the other side

The view NW from the pass was exactly what I expected

From the pass looking back down to the ATVs where I walked from 

Moonrise

Looking toward the Gnarly trail

On the way to the Gnarly trail

On the Gnarly trail

Sunset reflected in a pond in the wash

Salt cedars in bloom