American Girl Mine Road BLM
After ordering my glasses in Algodones, I needed a cheap place to stay in the general area for a week. Freecampsites.net showed Ogilby Road as a possibility. Near the freeway the BLM land has "Fee area" signs, but after a mile or so on the wide but washboardy American Girl Mine Road there is a "14 day area" sign. I continued on this for another mile or two then turned off on a narrow unnamed side road and selected a level gravel area that had obviously been used before. Someone had a gardening urge and had surrounded the plants with rings of stones, as well as a couple of fire rings. The area is not nearly as isolated as I expected, there are RVs in every direction. None are particularly close, This area is relatively flat, and it's pretty easy to see for miles through the bushes and short trees. The trains that were a noise problem in my previous camping spot can still be heard, but they are miles away so not as irritating. The weather was quite nice, getting up to about 80 most days and most nights it stayed warm enough that my furnace did not run. Verizon and T-Mobile signals are strong, as are the Yuma TV stations. (TV reception is much better here than it was at South Mesa RV Park.) Several of the desert plants are in bloom.
The week I spent campped here allowed me to work on several RV projects, as well as time to read several books. (The Belisarius series by David Drake and Eric Flint, the first books are available in the Baen free library.)