Monday, February 16, 2015 – Presidents Day
Yuma and I are on BLM land eight miles east of Borrego Springs, California
Altitude : 519 feet
Latitude : 33.3025N
Longitude : 116.2736W
Today is move on day. Somehow, I get attached to most places I stay for more than a day. Don’t know if it is because of the beauty of the area or I am just too lazy to pack and move on.
After a slow start, I started packing after breakfast. We were on the road at 10 am. Drove back out to Twentynine Palms Road and turned left. Two miles down the road we drove over the I-10 and headed onto Box Canyon Road toward Mecca.
Box Canyon road is about 18 miles long and goes through a very pretty canyon. That is if you like mud colored canyons. Luckily, it was all downhill as we headed toward the Coachella Valley. The Salton Sea is in this valley, so we will be going down to near sea level.
Following are photos as we drove through the 18 mile canyon:
About half way through, Yuma and I took a break and took a walk.
We turned a corner and all of a sudden we are on the valley floor just outside of the town of Mecca.
I got some gas in Mecca and then we headed south on highway 86 on the west side of the Salton Sea. Our destination is Truckhaven and then we make a right turn on S22. We then go 22 miles to our camp for the night.
I will cover our drive down highway 86 and S22 in tomorrow’s blog.
See you later.