Wednesday, February 11, 2015
This morning on Yuma’s walk, I took a closer look at where we are camping and I noticed we are in a dried up lake bed.
I only hope it does not rain while I am here. I can tell from the tire tracks around here, that when it rains this place turns into a mud pit and I will not be able to move the RV till it dries. Luckily, there is no rain in the forecast in the foreseeable future.
On our way to the park, I almost ran over this guy. Just kidding! But it does look realistic.
Got started about 10 this morning and our goal is to tackle the Geology Tour Road. This is a dirt circular road about 18 miles in length and much of it recommends 4 wheel drive vehicles only. That should cut down on the traffic.
Stopped at the information sign and reviewed it.
We are heading down into Pleasant Valley. The southern end of the San Bernadino Mountains are across the valley. We will be going right up to the base of those mountains, before turning left and dropping back down into the valley.
It has been very dry here and you see dead Joshua trees everywhere. Not sure why there are so many dead ones. It may be the normal process I am seeing.
About half way around the circle a road cuts off going south following Pleasant Valley and then goes through Berdoo Canyon between the San Bernadino Mountains and the Cottonwood Mountains and then out of the park. I wanted to go down this road, but my smarter half said that it is 20 miles down and 20 miles back on a unknown and non maintained road. Could be trouble for an old guy like me. So, I turned around and continued on the circle road.
You can see the lower end of the San Bernadino Mountains. That is where I had just come from.
Made it home in time for a late lunch and a little more relaxation in the sun.
Tomorrow, we hope to go to Keys View. From a height of 5184 feet we will be able to see the Pleasant Valley floor.
See you later.