Mojave, Mohave, Moave - beauty in the desert
Trip Start Jul 04, 2012
40Trip End Jun 04, 2013
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Where I stayed
Hole in the Wall campground
What I did
Cima Dome, Rock Spring, Hole in the Wall Trail, Joshua Tree forest
Kelso Depot, Kelso Dunes
We began our visit by driving into the preserve on a long, lonely and barren road into Kelso Station. An important railway depot in the desert for the Union-Pacific Railroad, this lifeline gave access for miners, ranchers and settlers since 1924
For the last couple of nights we boondocked near the Kelso Dunes - sand dunes that are 700ft high. Of course, we thought it would be wonderful to climb these dunes, but did learn a valuable lesson - going straight up the side is no good - poor Rene learned that lesson!! However, we did get to the top eventually and enjoyed terrific views.
The beauty and quiet of the area is wonderful, and if you have the time and want to get off the beaten track, check this area out.
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