24-Nov-2004 -- While traveling to visit relatives for Thanksgiving, I had planned to continue my deliberate sampling into the state of Arizona as a part of this trip.
At Bouse, we made our way onto Swansea Road and turned northwest at a smaller road in the vicinity of N33 58.647 W113 59.754. This area had received lots of recent rain and the flowing water had significantly altered the drivability of the road, cutting through it in several places. There were also a couple of narrow areas caused by bushes growing from both sides onto the road. We stopped at the closest point of approach and I hopped on my bike for a quick ride through the desert out to the point. It was fairly easy going over rocky and mostly firm ground. In an open area with a clear view of the sky there’s not much of a confluence dance required for a single GPS. It becomes interesting when you add a second receiver! I spent more time trying to get my two receivers to simultaneously agree on a common location than was probably necessary to zero out the point.
Picture #1 looks south across what is labeled on the map as Cactus Plain and is in the general direction from which I approached the point. Picture #2 looks west and is very representative of the ground cover I traversed from where I had parked. Picture #3 looks north and shows shadows on the opposite side of the small depression compared to the previous visitors early morning shots. Picture #4 looks east and inadvertently shows my time-saving transportation device. Picture #5 shows my GPS location. I thought I had all zeroes at the moment I took the picture but will attribute the slight position difference to different satellite geometries observed by my two units. My RINO is not showing reception of SV28.
Round trip time from where I parked was 31 minutes and 1.87 miles. Total time off of AZ-72 was 1:10.
Onwards towards our family gathering!