For any who have read along you are aware we call Pahrump Nevada our “home base”. We have an acre of land with a well, septic, and pad that we will develop further, though with our bent on exploring and travel we typically only visit during March/April and September/October.

One of the things that attracted us to the area was its proximity to many outdoor destinations and historic sites. During our last visit we took a couple of day trips, one to “Ash Meadows” wildlife area about 20 miles east of our place. We spent a few hours exploring the trails and springs. Here are handful of images showing some highlights:

The natural springs were amazing to see with their turquoise colors and cute fish. The B&W shot of the mountains emphasises the contrasting colors in the strata, at first glance we thought we were looking at snow and ski-runs. The last image is a pano of one of the roads, there were miles of them to explore.

The next trip was to “Dublin Gultch” which was an area used for shelter by miners in the 1920’s. They used the clay-cliffs to carve our small one room shelters. Here a couple images from our trip:

As i type we are breaking “camp” and going to explore beyond the neighborhood for a few months. Our first stop is Flagstaff to visit Overland Expo. I will dedicate a post to that event. After that it is onto Sedona… after that? Nothing in ink on the map as yet though the plan is to explore the higher/cooler elevations of AZ, NM, CO, and parts of Utah.

Cheers,

Thom