Dave & Castle Hot Springs Road

My Brother Dave visited from Michigan and it was a blast to hang out with him for a week.
We took a day trip up to Lake Pleasant and drove the Castle Hot Springs Road.

Primitive Road Warning

Primitive Road Warning

It was a nice sunny day around 54°F. We did some sight seeing and hiking near the lake.

Riverbed West of Lake

Riverbed West of Lake

Lake Pleasant Culvert

Lake Pleasant Culvert

Dave and the secret rocks

Dave and the secret rocks

Riverbed bend

Riverbed bend

Hiking out

Hiking out

We drove the road 1/2 way to Morristown.

Dave on the trail

Dave on the trail

The Jeep and me

The Jeep and me

With half our gas gone, we decided to head back. We stopped at a steep mountain wash to dig up and sample some dirt for panning back at home. A herd of wild burros crossed our path.

Burros

Burros

Digging samples

Digging samples

Screening the bigger rocks

Screening the bigger rocks

With a Jeep full of paydirt, we headed back. We made a stop at the “Wild Horse Bar & Grill” for a couple of their tasty burgers. We made it home and relaxed the rest of the evening.
The next day I set up the panning station and we went through our digs.

Me at the pan

Me at the pan

A couple of tips and Dave was a panning pro.

1st pan

1st pan

Getting better

Getting better

All smiles from Dave

All smiles from Dave

That was a fun day for us and only 1 of them, more to come of the Waterfall hike and the Musical Instrument Museum. Stay tuned.