Bradshaw Trail

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We headed to the desert to celebrate President’s Day weekend. Our venue was near the east end of the Bradshaw Trail, four miles west of Wiley Well, and 12 miles south of Interstate 10, in southeastern California. Two state prisons are located behind our camp site, over the Little Chuckwalla Mountains.

Beartooth Pass

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Beartooth Highway is a 68-mile section of US Highway 212, running from Red Lodge, Montana, into northwest Wyoming. The road is a series of steep zigzags and switchbacks along the Montana-Wyoming border, topping out at Beartooth Pass (10,947′). A spectacular excursion which has been dubbed “the most beautiful drive in America.”

Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve

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A recent visit to the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve. Or do what we do: enjoy the poppies from outside the park, thus avoiding fees and tourists (the poppies aren’t so good at staying within a fenced area). Besides, aren’t free-range poppies a better way to go? From a bloom-perspective, this year was only considered […]

Spring Break at Gonzaga Bay

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It’s spring and the weather is warming – the only sane thing to do is head south to Gonzaga Bay in Baja for a long weekend. Carol and I went with KT and Steve and Cece and Maddy and Ali and we all had a great time playing in the water and exploring  the desert. […]

Laurel Lakes

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Carol and I were taking a day off from mountain biking and decided to travel up the 4×4 road to Laurel Lakes – two lakes at 10,000′ in the Sierras. The road stair-stepped up the moraine near the bottom, then once the road began to parallel Laurel Creek, it got narrow and rocky. Several of […]

Cerro Gordo and the Salt Tram

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On the way to Mammoth, Carol and I decided to take a detour to the old silver mining town of Cerro Gordo in the Inyo Mountains. After that, we took a 4×4 road to visit the Salt Tram Crossover Station, then drop down the mountain to the town of Swansea, on the eastern shore of […]

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