Wednesday, March 28, 2018

ON THE MOVE - NORTHBOUND

We left Caliente in Florence Saturday morning.   There was a traffic jam on I-10 near the Brenda turnoff caused by somebody in a pickup going the wrong way on the freeway (in a 75 mph zone) at 11 am that morning so we were detoured up Vicksburg Rd.  The person in the pickup survived but killed three people in a car that he (or she) hit.  I remembered this nice quiet spot close to where the detour took us so that's where we spent the first night.
We moved over to Plomosa Rd, a few miles north of Quartzsite, Sunday and spent three nights there.  I did a bit of geocaching in the area and chased the sunset every evening.  Other than having a neighbour a quarter mile away one night, the rest of the time, we had more space.
We were on the move before eight this morning and crossed into California at Parker then turned north at Vidal Junction on the way to Needles, CA.  We took I-70 a few miles west then went up via Searchlight to Las Vegas.  We are in Alamo, NV tonight and plan on Wells, NV tomorrow.  These will be our two longest travel days.

Looking toward the bottom of Box Canyon

The first few Saguaro blooms we found


My friend Richard and I parked our RZRs and walked up this narrow side shoot off Box Canyon






Last photo from the side canyon.  I thought this rock looked like a huge lizard.

The first night out from Florence,we spent here near Vicksburg on BLM land.  We are the second dot in on the right so you can see it was quite peaceful.

Ocotillo bloom

Remnants of an old Mesquite tree

I wandered out looking for sunset photos


Last season's fruit on this tiny cactus tucked into the rocks 

Looking to the Plomosa Mtns

The same tree as above but the opposite direction




This small prickly pear cactus bloom was just coming open at dusk