It was 9:30 before Yuma and I got moving. Checked my grill and the piece of hotdog was still there so the Kit fox was a no show 😥
Today is move day so we won't be exploring today. Nick will have to wait for his next trip west to complete his hike to the top of Palm Canyon.
We had our normal breakfast and quickly packed everything and we were out of there by high noon.First stop was the Pitstop in Quartzite to dump tanks and take on water. They are kind of high priced but have an efficient one stop operation so we were in and out and then ran up the block and filled both vehicles. Hoping not to have to buy diesel until we arrive back in Arizona in a couple of weeks.
Then we jumped on I-10 going through the Mule Mountains and over the Colorado River to Blythe, California.
We stopped at the Albertsons in Blythe for a few groceries and then we were on our way to our destination. Less than two hours west of here.
|Yuma keeping watch 😉|
Went through the sandy Colorado Desert and then the long climb up Romero Pass to the Chiriaco Summit at an elevation of 1600 feet. Just over the top we traveled about 10 miles down toward Indio, California but we stopped at the entrance to the southern end of Joshua Tree NP.
We arrived at our destination at 5 o'clock Mountain time and are located on BLM land just before the entrance to the park. We're planning to explore in the park for a few days and if we get good local TV reception, we will stay the weekend.
We had dinner at 6 and are now resting before hitting the sack. For some reason moving is always a little stressful and tiring even for Nick. Tomorrow we will start using Pacific time since we will be in California for several weeks.
Thanks for stopping by.