Today after a French toast breakfast and clean up i drove over to the Albert Pike rec area that exists by namesake only. Two years ago on my last visit contractors were busy finishing up Little Missouri river campsites complete w/ flush toilets and hot h2o showers. Then the flood that killed 20 people. Today the campground is closed to camping and parking. The brick comfort stations are boarded up. Debris has been cleaned up yet it appears that the government doesn’t want anyone to stay. The area is way out there, rugged, and isolated. Few people visit. I decided that I would not ride here for safety reasons in case I needed help. Nice back country drive down and back.
Area has lots of abandoned chicken raising buildings. Curious as to their demise. Must have been a real stink when operating.
Parked @ same spot as last night. Still hot, sunny, and humid. I hiked part of the Womble that i didn’t ride this year. Side trail over to Fulton branch on the Ouachita River. Checked out the XG outhouse: CXT from Spokane.
Spent evening researching rides in AR.
My in line h2o filter is slowly choking still from junk inside h2o tank. I need a new filter for h2o to still flow from sink tap. Might take trip to N Little Rock to Camping World.
Checked out LA weather for I-20 rides: Temp in upper 80s. Too hot for me although it might be cool for them.
Two nights ago @ my first Womble campsite at dusk I was scolded by a Whipporwill repeating its song ad nauseum. Local strange critters. Today I saw smashed remains of Armadillos on the highways.
Heart palpitations seem to have diminished. Blood pressure is down. Lungs are clear. Just age affected performance.