As many of you know, I am an avid ATV'er. At home, I love riding the northwoods of Wisconsin.
In the four years we have been coming out to Arizona, one of the thing I really wanted to do is ride in the desert.
Our friends in Kingman, Arizona, made that possible.
Richard and Jutta, arranged for us to borrow a UTV from one of their neighbors.
Richard convinced me I would enjoy the views up on Haulapai Mountain, much better than desert riding. So we spent most of our time winding our way up the mountain. Richard was right!!
As we began our assent the views were magnificent.
It took hubby a little getting used to getting the feel of the UTV, and besides that, he doesn't like heights.
He really was a good sport; and eventually became comfortable being up in the mountains.
Some of the trails were quite narrow
and it was a LONG ways down!!
We did manage to find one small patch of snow!!!!
Every bend was a beautiful opportunity for fantastic photos:
See the trail below? We'll eventually get down there!!
What I didn't realize, there are ranches that raise free range cattle on these mountains. We also saw a modern day cowboy up on the mountain, riding his ATV with his cell phone in hand.
I was told that Don Laughlin, who owns Riverside casino in Laughlin, also own's this cattle ranch. Often he can be seen taking a helicopter from the casino to his ranch.
I just loved this fence/gate.
As we made our descent we could feel the air getting warmer, and the land flattening out.
There wasn't much to see riding the desert, the land was flat and dusty.
Only a few cactus.
And a little desert jewelry!!
Again, thanks to Richard and Jutta for making my wish come true.
And that's the way it is...........................