The Swede’s – Morgan City Wash
Foundation of the
home of the lady known as “The Swede” in
Photo courtesy: Bonnie Helten 3/09/08
Ever want a laid back, take in the scenery outing? Lots of time to explore and enjoy the country side. This is such a trip and was recommended by two fellow APCRP Boosters. Keep in mind what is written here today can and will change with the next storm. Be advised the details here many not represent future road conditions.
Started at mile marker 17 off Hwy 74 just west of
The Morgan City Mine is on your right after about 8 miles.
Then in a sharp bend in the wash you will observe concrete slab and a small
foundation of a former residence on your right. According to Rusty and Betty
Hastings a woman from
Research continues to find historical information as to a
legitimate town of
Graves that number up
to 16, in the
Photo courtesy: Mary Ann Wunderlin 03/09/08
There is a trail that leads beside the former residence and
turns into Wilderness Area in a very short distance. Directly across the
As you travel north from
This wash as with most washes should be avoided in monsoon
season or when there has been snow fall in the
In total this took about 5 hours on a ATV with the round
I killed about 30 minutes when I took a left up a wash that went from vehicle tracks to ATV tracks to cow tracks, at which time I reversed course and got back on the main road leading to Castle Hot Springs road. Pay attention at the windmill and stock watering tank, stay to the right and follow the road that leads up hill, its easy to zig when you should zag at this point.
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