Southern California Desert, day 5

After breakfast we crossed the Colorado River into California at Earp, named for Wyatt Earp who lived there for a time. I hadn’t known Wyatt Earp had ever been in California. We found a geocache down by the river and one by the ruins of Earp’s house.

First time I’ve seen a sign like […]

Southern California Desert, day 4

First thing, we went back to the Mojave Preserve to the Hole in the Wall area where there are highly eroded cliffs of volcanic tuff. There is a trail that has an interesting down-climb through some narrow slots using rings for hand and foot holds. We both made it down the first set of rings, […]

Southern California Desert, day 3

We drove from Henderson to the Mojave Preserve in unsettled weather—lots of thunderheads and an occasional shower. Our destination was the trailhead to Teutonia Peak near Cima Dome. Despite the threatening sky, we shouldered our day packs and headed toward the peak. It was not our intent to summit Teutonia Peak, but simply to gain […]