Flexibility is key. Really that’s true for nearly every aspect of life and rvlife is no different. Looking at the weekly weather forecast for the Las Vegas area where we were had us scrambling to find different plans. The highs were in the 40’s and it was supposed to rain. No bueno. So, after contacting some friends from Bend that also live on the road, we headed to Lake Havasu to join them. We’re boondocking on Arizona Trust Land; only $20 for a year anywhere in the state. Good deal indeed.
Hiking SARA Crack trail
We met up with some other folks the next morning and hiked Sara’s Crack. After rain the night before we were uncertain what we’d find. The hike goes down into a slot canyon where water regularly pools after rainfall. After less than a mile of hiking, some people coming the other direction warned us about a pool of water at the bottom of a particularly tight section of the canyon. According to them we would get wet up to our waists trying to wade across. That didn’t deter us, we all pressed on. After scoping out the section, we decided to roll up our pants, take off our shoes and socks and go for it. I’m so glad we did because it was a fun experience. No, we didn’t get wet to our waists, maybe just knee height. The trail continued to the lake and then looped up onto a ridge that led back to the parking lot. REALLY fun time.
Mountain biking in Lake Havasu
The next day was ride time! Just south of town is a little trail network they hold mountain bike races on. It just so happens that the trails were marked for an upcoming race so we hopped on our bikes and followed the marathon course. I wasn’t really sure what to expect and was delighted. After a fast wide open singletrack start that rolled out on Watershed trail towards the mountains, we turned off onto some techy stuff. Sharp rocks, narrow twisty trail and great lake views. Woohoo. We looped back around on a trail called Refund before meeting back up with the Watershed Loop. The highlight of the ride was seeing mountain goats!