Day 4: from Kingman (AZ) to Williams (AZ).
Frustration in Truxton Canyon
We had seen many photos of Truxton Canyon, and wanted to try the spot as well. When subscribing in the logbook of the private property, we recognized a few names of fellow railfans that are active on sites like railpictures.net. Yes, we were probably on the right track to get to the spot!
We left our non-all-terrain vehicle early on the bumpy road and hiked all the way to a good spot. Cloudcover didn’t help with getting the photo we wanted though. We had to wait quite some time to get a sunny photo, only to find out that the sun was standing way too high and a bit too far west. At home, the best shot turned out to be one in the shade.
What’s to find in Pica, Arizona?
Arid environments and forgetting your drinking water are a bad combination. It gets worse if you also forgot your food. We definitely had to get back to the car now that the sun was standing too high. The perfect time to give our body the necessary fuel.
Hint: always bring enough water and food.
In the afternoon we picked a spot at a place called Pica, just west of Seligman. I have no idea why this place even got a name, unless for some historical reason. Today there isn’t a lot to see anymore. Except for trains. We were treated with a bunch of trains following each other in the nice evening light.
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