If it sounds confusing, well that's why Carolyn took me in her car. I told her yesterday that when she first explained how to get out, all I heard was, "Nah, nah, nah, nah... Nah, nah, nah."
Now I have an easier way to leave, it takes half of the dirt road off the way out and leads to Highway 8 east to Yuma.
Also, she said "they" came in the day after I got here and filled the holes in the dirt road, so... If you were planning to come here, it isn't as hard as I made it seem. Sorry about that - it's all I knew at the time, and the way I was told to get here.
Another thing, though, if you are coming from Yuma in the east, the 10-mile frontage road, I'm told, is far worse than the road I came in on. Everyone recommends coming in from the west.
Katie and I are enjoying our stay here, it's surprising quiet, especially considering we have Highway 8 on one side, pretty close, and some sort of power plant on the other side, a little further away. The lights of the plant are very visible in the evenings, but the noise from both isn't much, and I've been sleeping like a log since we arrived.
This is the third time I've seen a Roadrunner the first day at a campsite. Usually I don't see them again, but this morning I saw another one running by my window and crossing the road.
The terrain is similar to Quartzsite LTVAs, except there are more bushes, and they are larger. Of course it has a hot spring, which I'm sure is the draw to this LTVA, but other than the spring, I much prefer the Quartzsite area which has a town close by, and a free dump site and water for my tanks.
This is the Hot Spring below. It has a shower, you can see the spray on the left, and it's suggested that you rinse off in the shower before getting into one of the pools. There are two small pools. The entire Hot Spring is fenced, and there are no pets allowed in that area.
To the right, alongside the pool area, is the spring shown below, enclosed by palms. You can barely see the water unless you walk right up to the trees. There is no soaking or swimming in this water.
I wondered about the cleanliness of the water in the pool with so many boondockers using it. But I was assured the mineral water was clean, and in fact, the pool is thoroughly cleaned every week. Lots of the people here go to the spring every day, some in the very early morning, others during the day, others in the evening.
I keep thinking I'm in Arizona, but this LTVA is in California. We have beautiful sunsets here every night.