Pictures: Here is the best view from out on the walking trails. As you look at this photo you see a road running from right to left and that is Highway 60. Where you see the first bump in the wooded area to where you see the road disappear is a little over 20 miles, I know this because I have drove this road a few times. The large open field area that you see along the road is the (VLA) very large array and if you look close you can see the satellite radios that are listen to the sky. If you don’t know what the VLA is, Google “Very Large Array” and you will find it is a interesting place with some fun history 🙂 . I have visited the place at least 3 times and would likely go again if I was ever here in the area with someone who wanted to go.
Exercise: I walked 3.3 miles this morning, a good and enjoyable walk. That will be my last walk here for this visit.
Pictures: In the morning I put out a few peanuts and the Scrub Jays take care of them pretty quick. They don’t take them far, a Jay will get two or three and fly off 100 feet or so, hide them and come back for more peanuts till they are gone. One of these days I am going to get a really big can of peanuts (10 lb or something like that)and see just how long they will go. The open/shelled peanuts they will take right away but it takes a little time for some of the jays to understand that there are peanuts in the ones still in the shells. To get them started on peanuts in the shell, I will break a few open (in half) and then it won’t take long to get them to understand there are goodies inside.
Western Scrub Jay.
Exercise : Not today.
Pictures: Last year when I was here I had a lot of birds coming to the feeders but this year I am only seeing the Western Scrub Jay and a Hummer or two. It takes a while to get the birds coming to the feeders and last year the host had been feeding birds so there where lots around already but this year the host is not feeding and I am not going to be here long enough to get them started. I do see lots of birds on my walks but I am not taking my camera along on the walks because the camera/lens is heavy and I just want to enjoy my walk. I think the next area I go to(likely a state park I like) will be better for taking along the camera on shorter walks and I’ll have two weeks to get the birds coming by to feed.
Click the image a couple of times to get a larger view.
Exercise: I walked 2 miles this morning, the knees said that was enough.
Pictures: I enjoy seeing the Juniper trees in this area, there are Alligator Juniper, Utah Juniper and the One Juniper(Maybe more). The Alligator Juniper I recognize right off the other two are harder for me, but …… lucky for me there was a sign telling me that they where here 😮 ! The trees below are one of the latter two, not sure which. They sure show that life is tough on these hillsides. Both these trees are still hanging to life.
Exercise: I walked 3.4 miles today, a nice walk. You know, I think I live better when I am in the woods! LOL.
Weather: It is so prefect today, I could not have order better weather. Temperature at noon is 69°, a light breeze and beautiful sunshine, shoot I think I am in love with mother nature!
Holiday: Well the holiday is pretty near upon us and the little camp ground has 5 other campers beside me today, Pretty peaceful so far, just the way I like it 🙂 . I wonder how it will be over the weekend ….. I am thinking most folks like a little more goings on then what is here, I guess I am hoping so 😈 . Could pick up a few more folks but it is not a big place so I don’t see that too much excitement is going to happen, sweet!
Pictures: It is (I am a hour faster I think)
near noon, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm and I see Flickr is still down for maintenance/moving, it is taking them a while to get it all up and running, it is one dang big move.
I see all my images are still showing even thought Flickr is down, that was well done on their part. I had read where they had moved all the data over to the new servers over the pass few weeks so I guess they are just moving all the stuff that makes the Flickr web site run and inter-react with all the user, which is of course a lot.
Ha, I see sign of life at Flick! I can get to my Flickr but still can’t upload just yet.
Okay, looks like things are working at Flickr.
Here is two shots from my walk today.
Exercise: I walked 3¾ miles this morning. Kind of an accident, I took a trail that just dead ended and I thought it looped so a little extra walking, likely good for me.
Weather: It is kind of cool toady below 60 but that ain’t bad. The wind does make it feel a little cooler than it is.
Travel : I talk with the park host toady and I think I will stay one more day here for a total of 8 days, the limit is 7 days but the host can allow extra days 🙂 . That way I won’t be traveling on the holiday. The little park has about 21 sites and I think for now, me and two other RV is all that is here other than the host (likely it will have more this evening). The host here are a great couple, friendly as all get out and they keep the place spotless. The bathrooms here are the pit toilets and they are cleaner then most public bathrooms I have been in. If the place wasn’t so far out (55-60 miles to a city) and had good cell connection and OTA TV the place would be full all the time but some of those things work well for me. I need a break from TV sometimes, my cell connection is good enough for my needs and I always stock up a bit for this stay. Plus all the fine walking trails, peace and quiet, birds and woods/nature are just all things a country boy enjoys 😁
Pictures: Here are some shot from around the camp ground.
NOTE: If these photos are not showing, remember that this is the day/evening that Flickr(Where I link/host my photo from) is shutting down for maintenance/Moving for about 12 hours.
Here I am all nestled in a site.
One of the enlarged and leveled site.
One of the old site not improved, it is a very large site but not level.
Here is a map of the trails that I so love about this area.
Exercise: I walked 2.8 miles today, just love the trails around here 🙂
Weight: I am down about 35 lbs from the 1st of Feb …. so I am working on it.
I am going to end my post early today due to the Flickr shutdown this evening so
Good day Folks
Pictures: Well okay …. Maybe two little Yellow bellies, Lesser Gold Finches 😁
Exercise : I walked 3 miles today, this area has great walking trails.
Datil Well Campground: For those folks that have use this campground before and have not been here for a year or so, there has been some work done and now many of the sites will accommodate larger rigs and are level to park in. Much improved. Be aware the there is no OTA TV and cell services is weak. My phone only works when I am in just the right spot inside my RV and my Internet on the Mifi is not fast. However this is a stunningly beautiful area if you like the woods and nature.