Flying up the valley on a very freshly graded dirt hiway, I decided not to spend a third night as planned, The wind had picked up out of the SSE. I still wanted a little more though and headed up Rattlesnake Mesa road.
It has been six years or so since I was last on it.
It stays on top of this ridge for a long way before dropping to a saddle.
It drops to that saddle, then climbs back up in the trees and snow onto Rattlesnake Mesa.
I did not feel like playing in the snow (had enough of that already this season) and Turned back towards the creek.
I found a place out of the wind and cooked a good lunch. The farther south I went the wind was strong consistent and colder. I battled the wind all the way back to the Jhonson road where there are a few hills to knock it down a notch or two. Back in Dragoon I was blasted by this guy again at the same gate, what are the odds.
All said and done I rolled 378 miles. A good guess is 100 miles give or take of pavement. The DR feels good.