Time to say a temporary 'see ya later' to our new found friends, and make some headway east. We like to stop before it gets dark, so we chose Saddle Mountain because of the reviews. I was really glad I read more reviews before we arrived because someone suggested a better entry for larger rigs. I can't believe the spot we found! This is absolutely my new favorite place! Why? Because of the view, the ease of entry, and the ground is not dirty/dusty/yucky!
There is supposed to be Saddle Mountain Petroglyphs somewhere nearby, but after riding our bikes on a very rocky 5-mile terrain, we didn't find it. It was getting dark anyway, so we headed home. Maybe tomorrow or next time.
Critters: Most days, we have cameras set out at night to watch for animals. Last night we are pretty sure we caught one of the Arizona Ringtails on our camera video! It wasn't a great video because it was too close, then went by again in the distance, but all the features of this animal matches the ringtail exactly! We are very exited about this even though it wasn't a great video of it!
Details: Saddle Mountain BLM Dispersed: (33.460627, -113.061973)
* Note: If you are planning your stay with a medium-large rig, you'd do better by entering at GPS location 33.464515, -113.062337. There was a little dip here, but not bad. The roads are VERY good for dispersed camping, and the sites are huge. If you go to the other place listed in Campendium, you will have a very bad, rocky road with smaller sites.
We found another stellar bike ride! The historic railroad trail near the Hoover Dam. Really awesome!
Then a side track to Red Rock Canyon (thank you Kathy! Then a drive back through the Las Vegas strip.
Pray for Pica, she has a grooming Appt tomorrow and because of her nasty nature when groomed, I really don’t think it will go well. Here’s hoping she can at least get a bath!
Blessings to all!
We stayed almost two weeks at Rushmore Shadows so we could have some down-time, see the local sights and collect our mail.
During our 2 weeks, we visited some beautiiful areas including Custer State Park, Needles Highway, Deadwood and more. This was by far our favorite area because of the beauty. We would highly recommend many stops in this area, but definitely custer State Park! There were many animals at Custer S.P., including bison, antelope, rams and wild donkeys.
The resort itself was extremely nice, with a pool, playgrounds, putt putt and many more activities. Bear country was nearby as well as a petting zoo, both of which we visited. This resort is a high rated resort which we should indeed visit again when we're in the area.
Stay Details: Rushmore Shadows Resort; Rapid City SD.