|Harquahala Mountain Trail|
|Harquahala Observatory in protective metal housing|
We poked around for a bit, reading the informational signs, looking at the well and other items around the Observatory. We rode up to the cellular towers and looked at the solar collectors, explaining to the girls what they were for. Then we decided it was getting hot, even up at the top, and that we needed to head down soon.
Then, at the bottom as we were preparing to load the quads onto the trailer, we noticed the flat tire on the trailer. Not a little bit flat, but completely down. So there in the hot desert dirt, Randy and I changed the tire on the trailer. The girls sat in the truck, because of course there was a huge hornet nest by the staging area, and another bee hive over by the bathrooms. There were stinging insects everywhere, as well as an unbelievable amount of gnats. I have no idea where the gnats were coming from. There was no water source...but they were seriously annoying.
|Randy changing the tire|
|Bobbi and Bales|