Tom and I did a quick single overnight backpack up into the Fish Creek Mtns. According to the ABDSP visitor map there are a lot of areas you can explore in the Fish Creek Mtns that won't take you into the Carrizo Impact Area which is closed to public access. We hiked around the Fish and Eagle peaks area which is BLM territory. Pretty interesting area, you can find old mining sites and some old artillery shrapnel buried into the hillsides.
Sunset near the railroad tracks
Checking my maps while I was waiting for Tom to show up
Fish Peak in the distance and my '81 Toyota 4WD Pickup
Spotted some balloons way off in the distance, as I hiked over to get them they blew away off into the opposite direction
But ultimately I got them...at the expense of Tom taking a break and waiting for me to go scale another ridge to get them
Lots of remains of the mining efforts in those hills are still there
Thanks to Tom for this next shot, I gave it no thought but I guess all he saw was my life insurance policy double..hahaha...
You can find left over artillery and shrapnel in the hills
There are several pieces of shrapnel in this photo, can you find them? The rusted color of the steel blends right in with the natural desert patina of the boulders
Sunrise before we head to go back to the trucks
Total Mylar Balloons this trip - 13