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2016-17 Camping Trip and Vulture Peak Trail Hike

Gold Flats, Gold Prospectors of America Claim area, Phoenix population 2 million, Gold Flatz population one person.

Gold Flatz
After more heavy rains the Vulture Mine Trail north out of the gold Gold Flatz claim needs to be drained before trying to make it through with the Dodge.

Draining Vulture Peak Trail

Hilleberg Jannu 2 Person alpine climbing and mountaineering tent. Packed Weight 7 lbs 1 oz $927.51

Yodo Lightweight 2 Person Camping Backpacking Tent With Carry Bag, green easy set up with a carry bag, ideal for Backpacking Scout Outdoor Camping Hiking Fishing: $29.88

Coleman Sundome 4-Person Tent, Green Price: $49.00

Columbia Sportswear Fall River 10 Person Instant Dome Tent (Compass Blue) $349.99

From here I head west on Hwy 60 from Wickenburg to the Quartzsite Arizona mining areas, the first stop is is a Gold Prospectors Association of America recreational placer mine that is about 6 miles west of Quartzsite on the south side of Interstate 10, BLM camping is across the road from the claim and you are supposed to sign in with the camp host for a 14 day maximum stay limit. There was a lot of activity at this claim and people were digging and processing the gravels on a bank that was only a few hundred yards to the south of interstate 10. Many of the Quartzsite winter campers are equipped with solar panels and there are thousands of campers parked out on the BLM camping areas. After a week in this area I head north of Quartzsite on hwy 95, 13 miles to the Plomosa road BLM camping area. Going East on Plomosa road to Bouse AZ there is a geoglyph that is named the Bouse Fisherman.

What is a large picture of a fisherman that you can only see from an airplane doing out in the Arizona desert?

Silver Prospecting hole

Hard rock silver prospects north of Plomosa road

Silver Prospecting hole

Eyes in the peak of a mountain north of Plomosa road on the way to Bouse AZ

Eyes in the Rocks

Eye of the Rock Man

Eye of the Rock Man

A natural cave Plumosa Mountains

Natural Cave

Back to Nebraska, May 2017

near the saddle looking west

Kelty Cosmic 0 Degree cold weather sleeping bag. Bag packs down to a manageable size, durable and easy to clean, 4 pounds 164.96

TETON Sports Scout 3400 Internal Frame Backpack; Great Backpacking Gear or Pack for Camping or Hiking; Hunter Green; $69.18

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter for Hiking, Camping, Travel, and Emergency Preparedness; $19.95

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