This time we met in front of Freda and Gene’s house at 9:00.
They live at the north west end of town.
This time there were six jeeps and Dennis M is the leader.
As soon as we left there we turned north on Boyer Gap Rd. It is a wide graded dirt road.
The road goes by the golf course.
A little ways past the golf course we turned west on a smaller trail.
We followed this trail through the rolling desert hills.
Eventually we got onto a ridge and followed it toward the mountains in the west.
As we approach the mountains the trail gets rougher.
The trail goes through some interesting rocks.
This spot is a drivers choice. The hard way is through the rocks,
The easy way is around the rocks.
Most of us went through the rocks.
We continued along the trail…
Past the Marble Quarry and into a wash where we stopped for lunch.
After lunch we headed north toward the Darling Mine. Along the trail we saw some Bighorn Sheep grazing on the mountainside.
The trail to the mine is kind of rough.
We all made it to the top.
The most interesting thing about this mine besides the rugged trail is the colors in the tailings.
On the way down Dennis K got hung up on a large boulder in the trail.
We were so involved in getting Dennis’s jeep off the rock that I forgot to take pictures.
Once we got back to the main trail we continued north to visit another mine.
I don’t know the name of this mine but it has tome cement foundations…
and a couple of deep dangerous looking shafts.
From here we headed south and drove around the mountains and over Diablo Pass.
We dropped into the La Paz Valley and the west side of Quartzsite.
Another good day and a fun ride. I’ll sure be glad when Patti gets better and can go with me again.