22-Jan-2000 -- My wife, knowing what a geek I am for stuff like this,
was very supportive, bless her heart. After a 20 minute drive, we arrived at the
jump-off point on the road closest to our destination.
The road was on my MapSource map, but was so remote it didnt even have
a name. We parked the truck and hiked east about 150 yards, crossed some
railroad tracks which are just visible from the confluence (picture #3)
and dodged mesquite brush until the Lat/Lon on my Garmin III-Plus read
33N 106W (SA not-withstanding). My GPS unit is shown in picture #4, modeled
by my lovely wife, who promised to kindly remove my head if I posted her
picture. As a compromise, I took her head off in the picture instead!
Picture #1 shows the view looking east towards Hwy 54, and the
Sacramento Mountains off in the distance. The nearest civilized-looking
place was toward the north-east (picture #2) -- not sure
what it is and didnt want to climb two more barbed-wire
fences to find out.
As the local sheriff started cruising slowly past our parked truck, we
decided it was time to stop loitering on what had to be
someone's land and head home.