Ash Valley, Kansas is about 15 miles northwest of Larned. At least, that's where it appears on maps. I had my suspicions that there would be little of Ash Valley left to find. In any case, that was my destination.
On the way to Ash Valley, stopping at Raymond.
Raymond's (long closed) bank.
and the Radium, Kansas school (abandoned):
Larned, Kansas. Headquarters of the Moto Guzzi National Owners Club
I know I'm close to Ash Valley.
It should be here.
There's a house not far away.
but, it's not looking good on the inside.
about a mile south I saw this school (also abandoned). Could this have been Ash Valley? I don't know. It's clear, though, that whatever Ash Valley once was, it no longer is.
crossing the Quivira National Wildlife Refuge wetlands.
riding through Arlington, and then home.