In the Middle of Nowhere
Jesse has been out of service for the last few days in the mountains in Arizona trying to get to Willcox, Arizona. We haven’t had any contact with him until today when I found the following message on my Facebook page:
Hi mom! I’m currently at a community center off of Cascabel Road. I’m in a debate over whether to continue through the mountain roads east or take Cascabel south towards the I 10. The mountain roads have been less than easy… a lot has happened but basically the roads that Google tell me to take aren’t there..or there are roads that Google doesn’t show…it’s a miracle I have made it this far. A dirt road I was on ended 2 miles west of Cascabel today and I had to walk through river beds…cut my way through thick woods, hop fences and ultimately climb about a 16 foot cliff to get onto Cascabel road..and then with a rope, I had to drag my cart up.
This community center is a blessing because I’m down to a bottle of water. And really needed a revive for the mountains roads were less than ideal and never flat. Extremely steep up and down hills never ending. So my knees are shot. I have more burrs in my clothes than I can get out. So I don’t know yet which route I’m going to take. I’m letting my phone charge because I need it for gps. Still no service here. That’s whyI’m writing you. So either way expect to not here from me for probably another two days. I talked to a local, and a cold front is blowing in for the next 3 days and is suppose to get below freezing :(. Anyways got to go love u.
Jesse is at the location of “A” on the above map. Here is the link to go to it on Google maps: Map
(Jesse’s dad, Mark, and his grandpa both think Jess needs to head to I 10.)
So, the Cascabel Community Center is a blessing for Jesse to get some rest, water, and use their computer room. I found a link to the center on Google. It has an interesting history. Coronado was the first explorer to reach it in the 1500s, and it is Apache country. You can read about it at this link: Cascabel
Finally, I’ll leave you with a video Jesse took when he entered into this area. We should be hearing from him again in a few days–hopefully by Christmas!
Step It Up!