Midian Ranch Blog

This is the web log for Midian Ranch, an isolated homestead in rural Nevada. It is owned by Jason and Tina Walters, whom are also its regular posters. This blog is exclusively for the enlightenment and edification of our friends, family, and colleagues.

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Location: Gerlach, Nevada, United States

Monday, September 19, 2005

September 16 Weekend

This past weekend was a “goofing off” weekend. Lyn (Jason’s mom) wanted to see the ranch. She flew into Reno about 10 pm Friday night. We rented a SUV and caravanned to the ranch. Saturday morning we all went for a hike so Lyn could get a really good view of the valley. We collected rocks and bones and took loads of pictures then came back to have breakfast.

After breakfast we unloaded our new propane refrigerator from the truck YIPPY!!!!! We then decided to do a bit of site seeing and neighbor visiting. Ron and Dahlia convinced us we needed to take Lyn to Soldier Meadows, so we hopped in the SUV and decided to take drive the playa as far as we could to Soldier Meadows the drive was beautiful. Next time we’ll start out a lot earlier. Lyn took some awesome pictures, we saw some Mustang pretty close up and a few mule deer I swear ran up to great us as soon as we drove into Soldier Meadows. We collected some whole obsidian rocks and just had an all around nice afternoon. We jammed back to the ranch so I could cook up the salmon we brought. After our delicious dinner and some nice conversation we decided to turn in. Sunday we successfully installed our fridge, yes, folks you heard it right successfully… It takes a really long time for it to get to the making part of the show but when we left at about 5pm Sunday we had ice. We gave our electric fridge to Ron and Dahlia. After that quick stop we put on our bathing suits and went for a soak in the Fly Geyser. We had an uncomfortable moment when we drove up and saw Dave “entertaining” in the pool. It was all cool and the five of us all soaked together. We caravanned back to Reno dropped off the SUV and since Lyn was staying at the Atlantis for the night we deiced to have a very nice dinner at Atlantis Seafood Steakhouse. We said our goodbyes and Jason and I drove back to Richmond.

This trip was mainly for visiting and site seeing and the weather was perfect. Did I mention we have a fridge now?

We also got within about 30 feet of a herd of wild horses on the way out to Soldier Meadows. It was the closest "safe" distance we could manage; the herd's stallion came out to challenge us while his mares, foals, and some adolescent males cautiously retreated. Although I was concerned about getting charged he seemed to be every bit as curious about us as we were about him. A very mystical experience


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