Eeny, meeny, miny, moe, click the pic and watch it grow.
I took this snapshot the other day when there were still some clouds in the sky.
As usual the pictures and my blog post don't match up in the least, but that's what works best for me and doesn't cause me to use any more effort or imagination than is absolutely necessary.
I'm thinking tomorrow of going to Ben Avery's gun range and boondocking there for a week or so. But, unfortunately, not only have I not made up my mind to do that yet, but the State has promulgated some new rules about camping there; since Ben Avery's gun range is run by the State, the Fish and Game Department to be exact.
I'm not even sure I'm allowed to walk in the door and get a boondocking spot for a week without a reservation like I've done for the past 15 years, but I figure I might show up at the door tomorrow just to see what happens.
If it turns into a big hassle at Ben Avery's, I will drive to nearby Lake Pleasant and stay at a free BLM boondocking area just down the road from the lake.
It would be handy if I could stay at Ben Avery's, even though it cost $72 a week to boondock there, it's only about 3 miles from all of the shopping I would ever need except a Walmart, and even Walmart is in only about 5 miles away. I also need to order a few things from Amazon, and Ben Avery's is a good place to pick up an Amazon order, which I've done many times in the past.
Ben Avery's also has a lot better Internet speed than I've been getting at Quartzsite or Wickenburg. I need to do some firmware updates on my camera equipment and I feel safer doing firmware updates when I've got stable Internet service.
Ben Avery's also gives me a feeling of absolute safety that I don't get boondocking anywhere else. It might be because everyone there is armed to the teeth, and nobody gonna mess with that many armed people. Or it could be that being an ex-hunter, shooter, and gun collector, I fit right in with those folks and share their values. Whatever it is, I feel safer at Ben Avery's than anyplace else I stay. I just hope the State's goofy rules haven't made it too difficult for me to stay there.
I decided I would take a walk and instead of the usual hiking trails everyone goes on I decided to walk on a Jeep trail that motorcycles and 4 x 4's use.
At the beginning of the 4 x 4 riding area there's this very nice boondocking site. The off-road guys seem to take care of it pretty well. The diameter of the large outside ring is a little over 20 feet. It took a lot of time and a lot of rocks to do that.
You can see why I don't normally walk on this Jeep trail. When you have motorcycles, and Rzr's flying by, sometimes there's not much room for me to get out of the way if I'm walking. But I didn't see or hear anyone in the area so I deemed it safe enough.
I'm well acquainted with these roads since I ride the little 250 Beta on them whenever I come to Box Wash, but I don't often walk them because some of these Hills are pretty steep, and the semi-round gravel makes it treacherous walking up or down hill.
But this is a hilly area with rolling hills that go on for miles and miles which is why the off-road guys like it so much, it's a bit of a challenge, but nothing most people can't do.
My poor little Beta 250, it's heart would break if it knew I was here walking these hills, while it freezes back in Denver.
Sometimes I would get off the Jeep trail and walk down the wash. I like walking in a wash, when it rains hard the wash floods and everything changes. So every time I walk down a wash it looks different. I like a nu view.
Returning home to my not so well camouflaged bronco.