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New Ranch Truck

by on Jun.03, 2012, under Area

We got a new truck for the Ranch in March.  This was our first trip up with it.  The truck is a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500, with 4×4 and a regular cab.  It also has a towing package, but not much else.  I’ll bet you didn’t know you could still get hand cranked windows, did you??  Anyway, this has the 5.7 Liter Hemi V8 to help pull loads up the hill.  And we should not have to worry about getting stuck in the muddy road if it rains or snows.  We donated our little black Nissan to a good cause.

Ranch Truck

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A Little Adventure

by on Oct.02, 2011, under Area

On all of our trips to the Ranch, we pass by a turnoff that says, “Perkinsville – XX Miles” (I don’t remember how many miles, maybe 17 or so…)

So on this trip, on the way back, we came up on that sign again, and I thought, “Maybe this is a shortcut to I-17… Seems like about the right distance.”

So As I was making the turn to Perkinsville, I asked John, “Are you up for a little adventure?”.  Turns out, it was a little more than I expected.  The road started out as a nice paved two-lane road going to the Drake Cement Plant.  Within just a couple of miles, we got the dreaded sign that says something like… “Travel at your own risk, unmaintained road”.  But the road was still in pretty good shape, so we decided to continue on.  Here is the path we ended up taking.  Starting at Drake, and ending up in Jerome, AZ.

Drake-Perkinsville-Jerome Road

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A Trip to Town

by on Jul.07, 2010, under Area

My good friend John was up for ham radio “Field Day” and it was getting hot on Sunday, with not much breeze.  We decided a trip into Seligman to get some ice and maybe a malt was in order..

Sno-Cap diner

Sno-Cap diner

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Markham Pass Improvements

by on Oct.05, 2009, under Area

I went up to the ranch over the first weekend in October, just to drain the water lines and get ready for a possible early winter.

We had major winds that whole weekend, as a front was passing through from the north, and a tropical storm was arriving from the south.  That resulted in some of the worst blowing dust I have seen in the area.

 

Blowing dust on Markham Pass

Blowing dust on Markham Pass

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Markham Well

by on Jul.01, 2009, under Area, Seasons

As you are entering the Ranch via Markham Pass, you see Markham Well off to the side of the road on the south side of I40…

Markham Well

Markham Well

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