Trying Out The New Truck at Superstition Mt (02-21-00)
Tried our the new truck by running it from Split Mountain by Ocotillo Wells south to Superstition Mountain. Along the way we ran through a spectacular sand storm with visibility down to fifty feet and deep drifts of very soft sand. Old Betsy just chugged her way out of the sand & through the mud, bringing us home safely.
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|At Split Mountain preparing to run down to Superstition Mountain||Eigil Riding in the bed of the truck|
|Riding south along the narrow gage rail line that feeds Plaster City||Photo taken by Eigil while riding in the bed of the truck|
back out of the window
|Blue effect given by the windshield tinting|
|Eigil enjoying some erosion along the road||Stopped at the plane crash site|
|Heading towards Superstition Mountain in a dense sand storm||The storm deposited many deep drifts of soft sand|
|Bad visibility & stinging sand lasted about twenty minutes||The wind had the same effect over the sand as it does with water|
|The remnants of the sand storm can be seen in the distance behind the truck||Blowing sand gave way to mud & puddles|
|Woops on these roads are a lot easier to traverse on two wheels||Eigil looking for cycle tracks at Galard & Lisa's camp site|
|Cindy taking refuge from gale force winds in the truck||Cindy demonstrating the gale force winds by hanging a napkin out (note gravity lost)|
|Panorama of the plane crash site's crater (Other photos under "Superstition Mountain" pages on this site)|