Dry Ride Continued....
Went up the 33 and over to Lockwood Valley today. First thing that happened was that I almost hit a deer that came bounding off a steep uphill bank to my left, right across the road in front of me...just a couple of feet from my wheel...and kept running off to the right down a bank towards a dry creek bottom. I barely had time to register a brown blur and aim slightly left while braking and thinking "oh this is going to hurt" before he miraculously avoided me and escaped. I didn't even have time to be scared, it was over before I could be. Needless to say, I rode 'with caution' the rest of today's ride.
I explored a well-packed dirt road on a 160 acre parcel that had a for sale sign on it, off Lockwood Valley Rd. I got about a mile back from the paved road into this somewhat hidden canyon and stumbled onto a bizarre scene. It looked like someone with a backhoe, scrap lumber, sheet metal and barbed wire was preparing for an invasion of some sort. Aliens? There were trenches lined with wood, barbed wire trip zones, even some gun ports. See photos. Cistern photos in next post.
Afterwards, I did a little hike up this wash on Forest lands and found an abandoned old cistern just a hose length away from the highway. I sent the photos to a Ranger I know to see if he knew anything about it. All in all, an interesting afternoon!
Someday is not a day of the week.