24 Hour Hot Tub
6:45am - One of my favorite things to do at a 24 Hour Club was to soak in their hot tub. I would tell fellow hot tubbers, that this was my dessert after exercising.
That was before noticing a rash. That rash is Hot tub folliculitis. A condition which causes inflammation of hair follicles. This rash should clear itself up in a couple weeks.
Regardless, I am not going into 24 Hour's hot tubs anymore.
8am - Data question
While eating breakfast this morning, I was going over what happened to my Cricket Communication data usage this month.
I am buying 10gb high speed data each month. Never went over 10gb before. But, this month I went over! So, I bought 2gb more data for $20.
In just two days, I used so much data that I only have 800mb high speed data left?!
My question is: "What happens when I use all my high speed data?"
Matzos, eggs and onions and Jimmy Dean pork sausage
11am - Heading out
The Scampy Team is in the 24 Hour Fitness parking lot in the City of Lancaster. George has changed into T-shirt and short pants clothing!
We are heading out in the direction of the Town of Lebec California and the Bitter Creek National Refuge.
12:30pm - Town of Gorman
We have arrived in Gorman. During my boyhood, I heard tell of this town. My Dad and his two brothers mentioned the name numerous times. First time for me to visit Gorman.
After we headed out from the City of Lancaster, the Scampy RV Team drove thru a vast almost flat desert! We may have driven past perhaps 50 square miles of solar power plants. Both wind and photovoltaic. There was one huge PV plant that was hard against the hills north of us. So big that it looked from a distance like a lake!
Gorman is a tiny town off of I-5
3am - Following Scampy?
If you are following Scampy on a map, we would like to clue you in on what's what!
Last nite we were looking at our paper map on how to travel to the Bitter Creek National Refuge. We spotted a little road labeled 9N05. This little road appeared to head directly to the Refuge!
But today, we could NOT find that road?!
So, we are heading up to the Town of Mettler. Then going westerly on State 166 to the Town of Maricopa. From there we continue going on State 166 in sort of a southwesterly direction. After Maricopa, we should be pretty close to the Refuge.
Well, that's the scoop!
5pm - Bitter Creek Refuge!
Well, we have found our Nite Camp site at the west end of the Refuge.
You may be wondering about what we have to report?
- Did we find a gorgeous forest with tall trees?
- A sparkly flowing creek?
- Fabulous vistas?
Well..... one of three is not bad. If you guessed "Fabulous vistas," you are right on! If we could have gone up another 1,500 feet elevation, we might be in that forest. As it is, we are at 4,560 feet altitude.
Panorama view from Nite Camp
The beginning of the road near Lebec
Green fruit trees. Amazing after all that desert!
Revolt against the water conservationists!
Violet flowers! Wow!
Not "wild" flowers
The California Condors have dibs
on access to Bitter Creek
Elevation: 4,560 feet