Thursday, April 9, 2020

Mojave Road Adventure

Day 23 to 27 Adams Xtreme Off Road Adventure
Southern California Wheeling

Mojave Road

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After leaving Kingman, I was looking forward to the isolation of Mojave Road. It is an historic route across the Mojave Desert. A route from the Native Americans back in the day, but later became a thoroughfare for Spanish missionaries, explorers and settlers. 



The GAIA app sure helped keep me on track as there are so many two tracks, gravel roads, and wash outs in the desert. 


Before the sunset, I found a nice quiet spot along the road to set up camp and make some dinner. It was really nice to be out in the middle of nowhere looking at all the stars by a campfire. Something I could do every night. 

Mojave Road Discoveries

The next day was all about finding those Mojave Roads history spots. I was excited when I found the mailbox.


I also found an old "ghost town". It was actually an old lava rock mine with everything left to rust.    


A windmill still turns at an old watering spot for the travelers back in the day. Old structures still stand and I wonder who lived here. 


 

There was still so much more to see but I had places to go and people to meet, so I jumped off Mojave Road, and headed towards the coast of California as San Diego was the next stop. Along the the way to Long Beach where I was going to hit the coastal highway down to San Diego I passed through Big Bear, California.


Jersey Girl - Such a Sweet Dog

I finally made it to the coast and spent the day driving down the coastal highway one. It was a nice drive all the way down to San Diego. The best part was Jersey's reaction to hearing the ocean waves for the first time. 



From San Diego it was on to Anzo-Borrego Desert where I met fellow Jeepers for some camping and wheeling.  I found a nice spot under the shade of a tree. Jersey had a great time having the campsite to herself to smell all the new smells.    

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