Thar’s gold in them thar hills!!

Hiking in the desert…

Jeanne of On the Road with Riley fame, Chris and I planned last night to go on a hike in the morning.  I mentioned there was a old gold mine close by so that was our destination.  It was a nice hike thru some washs and Riley was able to go off leash and wander among all the great scents.

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When we got to the top of the hill we were met by a couple who had driven up in their 4X4 truck.  It was a great view of the entire valley.  Here are a couple of pics of our encampment at Roger’s 1/2 Acre.

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Here is a shot of the valley floor with all the white RV’s everywhere.

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An old gold mine…

The gold mine was in very poor shape and rotting away.  I am sure it was some time ago when it was last used.  It would have been exciting to see in it’s better days when miners where using it to extract gold.

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Here is a pic of Jeanne, Chris and Riley at the top of the mine.

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More views of the mine.

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It was a great hike and good for the old legs.

Drove to the Walmart at Parker…

I needed to pick up a trailer hitch and some groceries at Walmart.  Jeanne went along to pick up some groceries as well.  It was the first time I had the Suzuki on the open road for any length of time and it drove quite well.

Rain clouds moving in all day…

We had lots of clouds all day long and it was raining further west.  We all got together for “Happy Hour” and soon after the rain started to come down.  We all headed into our rigs and then it started to rain a lot.  It was rather soothing listening to the raindrops on the roof of my rig.  It is supposed to rain tomorrow again, so probably not too much outdoor activity will be going on.  It will be a good day to just stay inside and read or catch up on the Internet.

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5 thoughts on “Thar’s gold in them thar hills!!

  1. Sure wish we had a chance to visit the other day. One of these times we’re going to meet up when there aren’t 3 million other RVs around so we can have a chance to visit. Definitely a stay inside day today.

  2. Thanks for sharing some interesting pictures of the mine. That would be fun to see even if it is in bad shape. Just imagine how hard it would be to live there and work that mine with no RV to live in haha!! That Riley is sure a pretty dog.

  3. Those miners sacrificed a lot in those days.
    Rained off and on here today as well. It is great to hear the rain coming down when you’re cozy inside.

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