Last one in our camp
I am the last rig in Roger’s Half Acre in Quartzsite. I took these pics showing how bare it is once everyone left. I stood at the very ends of the encampment where the furthest rigs were standing.
Will the last rig out of Rodger’s Half Acre please remove the flag?
I stopped at Old Yuma Road and removed the flag. I will be giving it back to Rodger at the 2012 Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, NM.
On to Imperial Dam
I then drove south to Yuma, AZ did some shopping at Walmart and then headed out to the Imperial Dam LTVA. My annual pass is good there also so it will not cost anything to stay. Andrea had written that she was staying at Hurricane Ridge and there was lots of room there. I entered Hurricane Ridge in my GPS and it took me right there.
When I arrived I parked right next to her rig, but noticed that her car was gone. I went across the road and was checking out the Senator’s Wash when I spotted An and Jerry’s rig with Andrea’s car parked next to it. I then walked down and joined them just in time for Happy Hour. There are thousands of rigs parked out here in the desert and I was able to find them without any trouble. It’s a small world, isn’t it?
Hike to Squaw Lake
I set up camp and the next day we all went on a hike down to Squaw Lake about a mile down the road.
First we passed Senator’s Wash.
Then on to Squaw Lake where I am planning on launching my kayak later in the week.
Longer hike around Senator’s Wash
The following day Ann, Jerry and I had planned a longer hike that went all around Senator’s Wash. It was about 8-10 miles. Not really sure since I forgot to set my Android Runkeeper App to calculate the entire distance. Here are some pics from this hike. I got a pic of a Blue Heron at the water’s edge.
Next are some pics taken around Senator’s Wash.
It was a perfect day for a hike. The wind was blowing a bit but now too much and then temps were in the low 80’s making a perfect day. I drove with Andrea down to Ann and Jerry’s rig and had a fun Happy Hour enjoying all the wonderful scenery. After dinner I went down to the campfire they have every night at Hurricane Ridge and enjoyed sharing tall tales with everyone else.