2017 Amgen Tour of California

With no Mother’s Day get-together planned for our family, I headed off to Sacramento for the Amgen Tour of California bike race. I watched the roll out of the men’s stage 1, wandered around the women’s team buses getting photos of the women racers, and then watched the women’s 20-lap criterium. Then the men arrived […]

Cerro Gordo trip

I have wanted to visit Cerro Gordo, a ghost town high in the Inyo Mountains, for several years. A fund raising event for Cerro Gordo announced on a Facebook page attracted me to do it this year.

Our first stop on the trip south was Soda Lake in the Carrizo Plain where the flower bloom […]

Mojave National Preserve

Even though we visited the southern California desert last month, there were still locations I wanted to visit so I embarked on a solo trip to the Mojave National Preserve. In my research with Google Earth I had located a number of mines and mine cabins.

The Evening Star mine was the first one I […]