Yesterday afternoon my boyfriend said he was going to take Ziggy for a “quick” run. He asked me if I wanted to go but I declined…(97 degrees outside and the threat of late afternoon thunderstorms were the main reasons I opted out!)
I received a text message from him about four hours later that said he went out “Four Wheeling”, but was on his way home. A couple months ago, he bought a beat up ’82 Jeep CJ5 that didn’t run. He has just about finished restoring it and it is beautiful!
He plans to put it up for sale soon so (boys will be boys) he wanted to”make sure” it functioned as it should in a 4 X 4 environment, apparently it did. He and Ziggy drove to Dayton, Nevada and headed into the hills.
The only way to get into this area is in four-wheel drive. We have gone into this valley (a hidden gem) over a different ridge near Moundhouse, Nevada before, but he wanted to check out the Dayton route to see if it was an easier trek to the River. F.Y.I. it was NOT.
I love this valley. It is difficult to get to, which has (thankfully) preserved most its natural beauty. There are a couple of spots where people have left their mark in the form of graffiti spray painted on large rocks, gun shell casings and trash. Fortunately though, there are very few spots in this valley that have suffered at the hands of disrespectful humans.
The following pictures speak for themselves and explain why I love this Valley…
Hope you enjoyed the views!