Left for Papoose before I seen replies
Posted by Tim on May 03, 2002 at 16:17:29:
Started out for Papoose the next mourning after posting and ended up around Olancha about 9:30 am and figured I show the little lady Cerro Gordo because she had never seen it, and I figured Papoose Flat was a all day thing. Plus I never have done a loop by going thru Cerro Gordo then down into the flats then back to the highway. I thought that this would be a good time to do it, then afterwards head to Bishop for the night. Start out for Papoose in the early morning. Made up to Cerro Gordo and the road was in the best shape that I had ever seen in 20 yrs. It was graded on both sides and almost wished I had taken Roxy up on the offer of 30 Bucks for the room down below the old Motel because I ended up spending 90.00 bucks for a room at the Best Western in Bishop and forgot to leave a wake up call and ended up over sleeping, then had to just drive back LA. I think I saw somewhere on the Board here sometime ago about some Santa Clauses? I think I might have found the illusive Clauses hanging from a fence not far from Swansea? Won't give out exact location will leave that for some other explorers to find, LOL. One was still hanging the other two seem in great disrepair, so to speak, LOL. Joel, could this be the same mine that you drove into a few years back? There was a chain link fence that surrounded the entire area. Oh yes, one more thing saw a post on here, asking if Ballarat was looking for a new Mayor? I thought Lightfoot Louie was Grand Mayor of Ballarat? Was also going to the Barker by way of Warm Springs route while out that way, but I read that there's going to be a family reunion of a such at Barkers so figured that I would have to wait 'til maybe next week. Will try the Papoose trip maybe later this month and thanks for all the replies and direction. I just wished I had gotten them before leaving, LOL. One thing I did accomplish was finding Roger Mithchell's 'New Death Valley SUV Trails'. Been looking for sometime now for that new book (have his old one)found it at the Visitors Center at Lone Pine. 20 Bucks a bit steep but worth it from what little I've read. Again thanks and hopefully will run into a few of you sometime up that way.