The weekend warriors have all left and now there's only four or five people out here riding around in the desert on motorcycles and ATVs.
I've been doing a little riding myself but not very much, my homemade seat is to say the least, uncomfortable. Even though Styrofoam has more "give" than a brick it's got a lot less "give" than a piece of foam so sitting on my homemade seat is like sitting on something harder than foam but softer than a brick which makes 10 minutes in the "saddle" feel like an hour and 20 minutes.
But other than that it's still pretty nice out here and is amazingly quiet considering it's an off-road vehicle riding area. The crowds over the weekend were well behaved with nowhere near the stupidity that was going on at Box Wash on Thanksgiving, which fits right in with my theory about the kind of people that you have to deal with while camping on holidays.
It's supposed to rain here tomorrow and the temperatures are going to drop down into the low 70s. This ought to be interesting because the ground here is covered with a very fine dust that looks like tan talcum powder. I'm not sure what its going to turn into when some water hits it but for future reference it will be interesting to find out.
I can't see myself getting stuck out here because the ground is dry as a bone and should absorb water pretty quickly, and the humidity's barely double digits so the rain will evaporate pretty fast. So I'm thinking it might be kind of squishy and slippery for a few hours but then be fine the next day.
These are the very boulders that the Boulders OHV Staging Area is named after.
An officer from the Department of Interior was here riding around in an ATV. Getting paid for what a lot of people do for a hobby.