|I just need the restroom|
Three in the morning found John rinsing his mouth with bits of chewed mosquitoes flowing out.
No photos here - obviously!
|Road looking good from the passenger's side view|
Through the years it was manned by soldiers, abandoned, manned by soldiers and then abandoned completely in 1871. We needed to find the spot where this mainstay of the Mojave Road had been crucial to soldiers and pioneers as well.
But there was a problem.Trying to figure out how to get out of the Mojave River and locate the Manix Wash and up onto firm land. Easy - just follow the deep sand, hang a right on the wash and it's done. Oops, the river bed ended suddenly into tightly knit channels which offered no way out of the river bed.
Four days and this is was how it was to end? Back track - not even in the equation.
|Okay - where was this marker? Taken from the internet.|
Who knows but sometimes being near is as good as being there.
Tired, dirty and ready for some sleep, a good meal and just all around relaxing the boys decided to spend the last night at a KOA in Yermo. Pool, showers, snack shop and shade. What else did they need?
A good cigar - a cold beverage and the trip was over. Wonderful experience but an eye opener when traveling in the desert of the southwest.
|Pool, showers, and shade - it was Heaven after 4 days of none of the mentioned.|