Cross Creek Cottages
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... inhabitants. Now there is only one gold mine that is being worked – the Wasp mine – but it hasn't produced any gold for about 40 years now. But there is a better story to tell about gold mines – the story of the Lost Dutchman. Seems that a German immigrant found a huge vein of gold in the Superstition Mountains and boasted throughout the town of his find and even showed off samples, but before he could mine it he died unexpectedly ...
... t have been as doable while lugging all of our gear up.
Special shout out to Brian and his friends Kevin and Sam for driving us and then rescuing us in Sonoita.
On another note: I realized it's really hard to eat when my body is this exhausted.
Under 20 miles= eat everything in sight.
Over 20 miles= want to puke.
I need to get over this ...
I honestly thought we wouldn't make it at times. Not that we had a choice. It was hot with steep prolonged hills. We were literally chasing the clouds as they flew in the same direction of our travel. We had a headwind for a few big hills which made us hop off and walk our bikes. Brian was riding a single speed, which was brutal on these hills. I took up the rear for the majority of the time. Logan is super strong so he was pacing us. We were all hurting pretty bad by mile 40 ...
We had to stop in the desert city of Sierra Vista to get Tony Tahoe serviced and have an oil leaked looked at. Sadly the oil leak was pretty major and they would need Tony to stay in the shop overnight , we found a dodgy, smelly, noisy but cheap hotel for the night and had delicious pizza for dinner. $1500 later Tony is all fixed and we are back on the road, an expensive exercise but it's the risk you take when you buy an old car put a ton of miles on ...
The next morning I wandered down to the visitor's center and discovered that Patagonia Lake State Park is an Audubon Club site. A birder's paradise! Everyone was walking around with huge binoculars and telescopic lenses on their cameras. My little Canon EOS was miniscule by comparison.
Barb went for a guided hike that morning and viewed over forty different species of birds. (I ...