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Monday, February 01, 2010
Congress and Stanton
After picking up some groceries in Wickenburg we drove around the area. We went toward the north from the campground to the town of Congress. We stopped at a "Trading Post" which turned out to be an antique/junk store. The residences in Congress were mainly house trailers. There was an area of new construction of nice looking homes. The town has little in the way of stores.
A little further to the north off on a dirt road we drove to the ghost town of Stanton. There is gold in this area so many prospectors are in this area doing their thing. The town has been made into a campground and it appeared to be full.
We drove on further toward the town of Yarnell but when we came to a creek running across the road and the river bed had some sizable rocks we turned around. We came across another road that pointed to Yarnell. We attempted that road until the rocks seem to be growing in size and at that point we turned around going out past Stanton the way we had come from. As we were driving around this area we were close to the mountains we had seen in the distance. These mountains are like huge piles of large boulders with saquaro cactus growing between the rocks.