Saturday, February 21, 2009
(Chuck) Yes, It’s a lifestyle, and a good one at that. We have the chance to live with some of the best front door views in the country. This is Craggy Wash. It is a BLM area just North of Lake Havasu City, Arizona. There is a large wide area about eight tenths of a mile up the wash from highway 95. This wide spot is surrounded by several large desert mountains. They are rugged and offer some great hiking. This is the view out of our front door.
This is another view of the South mountain from across the valley. Last year Jan and I had climbed several of the smaller peaks in this wash and this year we set our sights on the big one. We climbed the South mountain and it was quite an effort. We took it slowly and safely and we were pretty happy with ourselves when we had finished. There is no trail and it involves a lot of rock scrambling. Here are a couple of shots from the top.
This is Craggy Wash there is room for twenty to thirty rigs in this area. On the other side of the peak
behind me is the Airport.
Jan is adding to one of the cairns at the peak.
It has been a while since my last haircut, so we took time to do that also. It is a lot less maintenance when it is short. Jan has cut my hair for the last 35 years.
Here is a blurb from the Lake Havasu City Convention and Visitors Bureau site:
Home to the world-famous London Bridge, Lake Havasu is both a water lover's paradise and a desert lover's dream. Visitors enjoy the top-rated RV resorts and condominiums with spectacular views and convenient locations. And, with more than 300 days of sunshine per year, Lake Havasu is ideal for golf, tennis and desert tours.
More than 400 miles of stunning coastline will refresh you with exceptional watersports, including fishing, skiing, kayaking and houseboating. Or, if you prefer, explore the lake from the beautiful beaches, campsites and hiking trails. For a memorable fun-in-the-sun getaway, call 800-2HAVASU.
We will soon be moving South towards Yuma. My sister will arrive in town the first week of March. Our plan is to take all week to make the journey. Happy Trails