What a pleasant change;from the hustle and bustle of a busy parking lot and boat launch in Laughlin, to a quiet, scenic (though windy) spot up near Boundary Cone mountain. It’s just off the side of Historic Route 66, with an impressive view back across the Colorado into both California and Nevada.
Nothing up here except scenery, wild burros, the occasional vehicle, and wind!
It is also on the Mohave and Milltown historic railroad route, as detailed on the sign.
Here is the Link to hiking trail information.
The area is rich in mining history, with many active claims and small excavations in the area.
I went for a hike down along a dry wash and found this design on a rock. I have no idea if the design is random, recent, or ancient.
I know these pics appear to be a horizontal shaft, but in fact, it is almost a vertical hole.
On a nearby ridge, just off the road, there are a lot of crosses commemorating a variety of people. When I had a close look at this one, I see that it has only been here for barely two weeks. ‘Joe’s’ cowboy boots are in a glass enclosure below this plaque.
Learning this internet dish thing under fire – or rather wind! It’s been a challenge, but so far my anchoring systems and guy-ropes have held everything solid, even with some substantial gusts. I may as well be in Pincher Creek( Alberta) with this kind of wind. At least it does die down for a while; to change direction and come by again!
I originally set the dish up in a spot sheltered by the trailer, but with all the wind direction changes, that have occurred, there has rarely been any shelter. I have had to leave my solar panel laying flat on the ground to prevent it from flying away to the next county.