Blustery, windy day yet again, but at least the sun was shining for much of the day. Here’s the morning walk’s rocks plus a few I picked up later in the day.
So because it was so windy and relatively cold, we stayed inside the morning and finally ventured out around noon. Took a drive to the Hauser Geode beds again, but from a different route, that was closer. I don’t like to give up on things so I tried again.
This time it was a much nicer drive. We went to the beds on one dirt road (Midway Wells road) and back on another (Milpitas Wash road). I prefer the second.
There were several abandoned properties along the way. Sad, because I had seen them on Google maps and thought to myself that it was a better route because if I got a flat or needed help it was relatively populated.
I had seen these markings on google maps like a picture meant to be seen from the air. This is what it looked like from ground level.
A little bit later, it was a stark contrast in landscape.
And according to Google Maps, I had arrived…
Kili wanted to play ball after that long ride, so we did.
I played around at finding the geodes, but wasn’t exactly sure what I was supposed to be looking for. I had read that you were supposed to look in the green volcanic ash, which I saw down in the wash. I could also see where others had dug, so I sort of dug around there. I didn’t come up with much though.
The wash is where you see the tree/scrub tops. The land dips down into the wash where those are. And that’s where the green volcanic ash is.
This is the road I took back. Milpitas Wash road… it was a lot nicer. Graded and you could keep up speed for the most part.
And since it was a long ride back, Kili was owed some more ball time. This is why I have a dog. Er, I mean this is why Kili has a human…