What’s great about 4-wheel drive? When I see a sign to an offbeat place on a dirt road, I can go see what’s there. That was the case when we saw the sign for Sand Spring.
“Well, let’s go see what’s there,” we said.
Not everything is as it’s advertised, but there was actually a spring there.
An unseen spring trickles water to the fenced pond. Sagebrush shrubland borders the pond, and dry forest surrounds the shrubland. It’s a long way to the next drink, so this site draws wildlife like a magnet.
We saw some wildlife that wasn’t so spry.
There was some interesting landscape around it. The ground was pebbly and white, which is different than the usually sandy dirt in the high desert.
Close up, it was even cooler.