The other day I tried to visit someone in Lake Mead City and after 20+ minutes of trying to get to Lucky & Tamarisk from Apple I gave up. At one point I tried all 3 roads at an intersection, but ended up going back to where I came from. Crazy … I have a truck, but 2WD and I would have gotten stuck for sure. In some places I saw the tracks of others who got stuck.
So I decided to mark the really bad roads in Unit 7 and I’d like to do a map for Lake Mead City too, but I can’t remember all the roads that sucked so bad.
The GREEN GOOD ROADS are “relatively” good. You still may have to slow down occasionally. Charles gets pretty bad towards the end and I haven’t been on Cholla in years. The unmarked roads are “ok” — no major washouts — as far as I know. I just really hate the sand. You can’t tell how deep it is and I never want to have to shovel for an hour to get my truck out of the sand again.
Obviously this map is only good until it rains again!
Please let me know if I missed any major problem areas and if you can help me out with a map for LMC.
I just found this picture taken on 6/26/07. I had stopped to take pictures of this idiot’s work at Charles & Pear when he drove up and asked me what I was doing — as if it wasn’t obvious. He cleared and graded where we now have an abandoned mobile home (because it flooded repeatedly) and Charles gets washed out after every major rain.
DMC Construction should have to fix Charles after every rain.
I decided to request that the MCA reactivate my access card as it’s been years since I had to deal with this, but their demand for dues and late fees got my attention. Here’s my email to email@example.com: Subject: Request to MCA Board to vote to reactivate my access card To all MCA Board Members:Continue Reading
Saturday, 10/15/16 — 8 am – noon Dolan Springs, Mt Tipton Community Park, 15195 Pierce Ferry Appliances and tires off rims will be accepted. NO loose trash and hazardous materials (car batteries accepted).
My veggies loved that nice rain all night on Tuesday and then yesterday afternoon we got HAIL and many are pretty much dead. I was out hauling water and driving through sheets of hail and it sounded like rocks were hitting the truck. Here is some hail on the ground half an hour later: WeContinue ReadingContinue Reading
It’s 11 am and we got .87 inches over many hours. It rained all night, no runoff — PERFECT for planting. It’s a root planting day, perfect for onions and beets. We’re supposed to get more rain tonight, but it should be a pretty nice day now as the system passed over us.
We had SO much fun yesterday! It was the perfect late afternoon to head to the Colorado for some swimming and just clowning around. Here’s a short video: Even I swam, although only for a few seconds after I accidentally walked off the sandbank into deep water. I saved my beer! It wasn’t too hot,Continue Reading
UPDATE 8/29/16: It was “fixed” when I checked last Saturday, I suppose by one of our locals, not the County. Dirt was moved to where it had washed out. Of course that dirt will be gone next time the wash runs. If we get a few more major floods the road will be too steepContinue Reading
For days we’ve been surrounded by storms and all we got was WIND and a few drops of rain a few times. Screenshot of the radar at 10:15 PM: We got almost 1/4 inch of rain in the 10 minutes since then in east Unit 7. I’d like about a 1/2 inch of rain tonightContinue Reading