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Old 11-30-2012, 07:40 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by SFMCjohn View Post
Hi scottmac,

My wife and I just rode through there last weekend and I was shocked at how much the part you see from Rt 58 and Bitterwater Road had changed since I was last there, about a year ago ...

Big solar farms south of 58 and at the end of Bitterwater Road ... what dyvking says about the NM is true, we didn't really see the farms from Hurricane Ridge or Elkhorne Road ...

The area isn't ruined for me, still big vistas, and the solar farms are not that big [yet], but man ... progress marches on ... pretty quickly, too ...

The strange watch-tower thing at the north end of Bitterwater has started to collapse, also ... near the collapsed old county store ...

see you around the campfire,
-- SFMCjohn
That really sucks.

Riding down there from the north on Bitterwater is part of the whole experience IMO.
Nothing to see but empty rolling hills,cows and the sporadic ranch buildings.

That's what makes Carrizo feel so remote. Pulling up to Soda Lake road and seeing a
Mcdonalds is just plain wrong.
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