Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015 Virginia Creek to Horton Creek BLM Campground, CA
|David strutting and jiving|
We stopped to have a walk around the Tuffa mounds of Mono Lake. These calcium chloride deposits are what is left of the old springs that were present when the lake was at a higher level (before Los Angeles started taking water from the streams that flowed into this saltwater lake). Interesting and covered by our parks pass.
|Mono Lake Tuffa mounds|
Found what appeared to be a good spot when we looked out the window and saw that smoke from a wildfire was settling in the valley and going to make our air quality pretty bad by tomorrow a.m. We gave up our boondocking site and headed south on 395 not knowing where we would end up and by now it was dark. So desperate we got off 395 when we saw a sign for a conservation camp thinking since there wasn’t a lot of civilization around yet we could find somewhere just to do a quick overnight . As luck would have it, we saw a sign for Horton Creek BLM campground and decided to investigate that thinking that it would be closed. It was not and for $5.00 we secured a site…problem solved by pure dumb luck.
|Wild Willies Hot Spring and one very happy man|