Thursday, February 11, 2010
Greetings from Mitry lake :)
The first picture is the view of the lake from the hill behind my camp.. my truck is a very small white dot on the bottom section :)
A view of the western part of the lake, it's a smaller portion than the main body
the view from my chair in camp.
just sharing a pretty good location with you folks and a few pictures :) it might be slow loading so please bear with it!!
Just north of Yuma, about 7 miles off of Highway 95, there is a reservoir called Mitry lake, it's BLM, and has a 10 day a year camping limit, but it's worth stopping by while your in the area.
I'm here in February, so it's cool and comfortable, I imagine in the summer this place bakes, but for now the days are very comfortable and the nights are in the 40's. The shores of the lake seems to be almost completely grown with Reeds, there are fishing jetties in a few places and a pretty good boat launch for those that are more serious about their water-sports.. Large, or deep draft boats would be pretty risky though!
In my camping stop, which is on the first section of the road, before you even get to the boat ramp, backs right up to the water, and it would be a piece of cake to launch a small boat/kayak/canoe from the site itself.
For the most part, I've been comfortable here. I'm right next to the road in, so Tori has been on lead most of the time, most notable exception when we go hiking in the mountains right across the road.. then of course she's on her own. The days are pretty quiet if you can ignore the distant sounds of Tanks/artillery from Yuma proving grounds, and most of the time the water is smooth as glass :)
I think I'll be returning here about this time next year, in my mind I'm starting to form a pattern.. summer working with CLM, wintering in various parts of Az till I head back to work in May... but we shall see :)