Sunday, January 16, 2011

Hanging Out at Hickiwan Trails

We had kind of a lazy day other than walking the dogs three times and having one last look for the elusive stone man.  I would guess that at least 80% of the rvers here have at least one dog, Louie is being a real pain by growling at every dog that walks by.

We set out this afternoon  to have one last look for the stone man that  may or may not be out in the desert.  We found the cross we had been told was there.

Then we searched for another fifteen minutes and finally Skip found him.

 We had been close to him a couple of times but never saw him.

We came across an odd thing in a wash, at the base of the mountain, first we saw one hiking boot, and then another a few feet  away. The boots seemed to be in good condition. Perhaps they fell off an ATV or bike, although we didn't see any tracks. Of course I forgot to take a picture.

We have been  so lucky with the weather the last couple of weeks, it was a little cloudy this morning, but it was warm, speaking of warm, it was 60F at home today, but raining. That broke records going back to the 1940's.



  1. Congrats on finding the Desert Stoneman. Odd things are kinda common in the desert in those parts. We have found discarded clothing, hair brushes, toothbrushes etc along that ridge & in the valley of the Stoneman. Have you noticed the Air Forces night maneuvers in that area. Fighter pilots are often in the night sky chasing each other. Fast moving twinkling lights darting about amongst the stars. Sudden bursts of bright yellow flares in the night (& day) skies. Sometimes bundles of slow moving lights as they do mid air refueling. And how about the A-10 Thunderbolt Wart Hogs dodging in & out of the nearby canyons. Have you seen the low flying border patrol helicopters dropping yellow flares nearby lighting up the desert floor? Yep, always lots going on down there in that area. We may drop by Hickiwan again when we leave here later......

  2. Have you guys found the little cave yet??

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