Saturday, February 13, 2016

Desert Days with Bailey and Chloe

On top of Mount Q there always is an American Flag flying proudly.

Sunrises in the Arizona sky on our 12-day sabbatical.
Vizslas are great RV partners.

 We "dry camped" (fully self-contained) in late January at the Las Posas Long-Term camping area. This is BLM area just south of Quartzite, Arizona.  $40 for two weeks or $160 for six months.

This is our fourth year coming out here.  It is truly something we enjoy.  Just books, music, hiking and being in the desert with Bailey and Chloe.  Once a day I would tour part of the desert or run into town for supplies on my trusty Honda Trail 90.

The sand and rocks are tough on Vizslas' pads as they run through the riverbeds and sage brush desert. The bushes and plants have plenty of thorns.  This is where quails, rabbits, and ground squirrels love to hide, so thorns in pads are common.  

After every time out, I would apply "Musher's Secret" to their pads to keep them from drying and cracking. I get the 200 gram size.
January is a great time to go to the Arizona desert. The sunrises and sunsets are great.  Maybe the highlight was the thunderstorm that blew in one late afternoon. 40 mph winds, lightning and thunder shaking the RV.  Glad we have a well-built unit.  As I lay in the back area with the BIG windows, the night became a light show, the rain came down in waves, and the wind rocked the Lazy Daze.

The next morning, the ground was only just moist and the sky was on fire.  I love the desert.

1 comment:

Willowynd ranch said...

Love the pictures! It was good to see you, even if only briefly. I look forward to our next chance to catch up. It looks like you found a great place to rejuvenate, recharge, re-invent. Thanks for sharing!