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Dome Rock BLM 14 Day Area, Quartzsite, AZ - Day 115

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Wednesday, February 7, 2024 - Dome Rock, Quartzsite, AZ, Day 7 - 0 Miles, 3,452.3 Miles for the trip

A new way to fold up a Clam - 50MPH wind gusts and a stake pulling out. A photo of the wash behind the trailer. Sorry it is a bit soft; it is shot through the trailer screen & window.

Wind Folding The Wash During Rain All Dry By Morning

After my morning walk I set up the Clam to let it dry & have a cover for the grill. It is still very windy, enough to shake the trailer, but nothing like just before the rain hit yesterday.

The batteries were down to 70% this morning. After coffee & a microwaved bacon egg cheese biscuit and a couple of hours of sun it is up to 76% (down 75 amp hours) at 11:30, with the solar panels cranking out 250 watts & 17.8 amps. If the clouds stay away I should be back up to close to 100% be the end of the day. With intermittent clouds, they made it to 94% by 5:00.

A cool and windy day. Lots of sun, but at 55°F even the full sun feels a bit cool because of the wind. Strong enough that I can't hear my Mpow Flame headphones during my walk, or even Bluetooth on my hearing aids. I discovered that I wasn't the only one that lost a Clam during yesterday's storm. In all cases, nothing broke, they just folded.

After a trip to town to get some supplies, I made another round of the campground. While the wind is dying down, there is still enough to blank my hearing aids.


Since I had a large lunch, dinner was just a salad.

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