The Mittry Lake Wildlife Area is a sweet spot – scenic and quiet.
The route from Yuma contains miles of agricultural land. That lettuce you have tucked away in your crisper right now probably came from here.
My 4 days here have been unapologetically spent reading, puzzle-solving, happy-houring, and gazing towards where the mountains meet the sky. Noble pursuits, if you ask me.
Unseasonable heat has been a disappointment; it’s fully 10 degrees warmer than usual for this time of year. We’ve endured a string of days in the mid-80’s. Yes, it’s dry heat, but heat nonetheless. And shade is in short supply.
It is the desert, after all.
The area is surrounded by rugged, unmarked trails. And Big Horn Sheep, though I’ve yet to spot any. Debbie sighted several the other morning.
Six of us took off for a hike yesterday morning. I turned back when 1/2 of my water supply was gone. My Girl Scout Troop Leader would be so proud!
This peak offered a view with a breeze. I have no cell service back at camp but managed to get a signal at the top here.
Can anyone identify this raptor? Help us out, Judy!
The hope is that it’s a juvenile golden eagle, but the consensus is that it’s probably a hawk of some sort; (though certainly larger than any hawk I’ve ever seen).
Meanwhile, my solar panel continues to do its magical thing. The idiot light to the far right tells me the battery is fully-charged. Oh, how that little green light makes my heart sing!
Note: before you express concern, the holding and grey tank lights are hopelessly inaccurate.
That's all for now. However, I fully expect to have more blog-worthy activities to report soon.