Thursday March 5, 2020 Mojave Road Trail California
The adventure continues
Start with repairs
Once we got it going today Marty dove under his van to continue working on fixing his transfer case shifter so it would shift.
Around 2 PM Marty was finally satisfied he could shift at least most of the time.
So after a break we broke camp and were looking for the start of the Mojave Road Trail around 2:45.
Mojave Road Trail Begins
After a bit of looking we found what looked like the start of the trail so we checked it out.
This is what we were looking for the first post sign of the start of the trail we were going to follow west across the Mojave Desert.
We thought the road was a little rough in spots but what was to come was much rougher.
Another post marker so we know we are on the right road now.
Lots of bumps
There were some bumps in the road so we went slow.
And even more rocks
And some rocks as the road got rougher we got slower.
We continued on working our way through stuff.
Rocky road, more rocky as we went.
I saw a jeep coming towards us on the one line road so we pulled over to let them pass. That was the only rig we saw on the road today.
We were headed up to Fort Piute on a very rough road, very rocky and bouncy all the way to the Fort.
We are just entering the Fort area. The Fort is up ahead a ways yet.
They had this map where the Fort parking lot was. We are going from right to left about in the center, the little dotted line.
This is the wall of the Fort cabin with our camp spot in the background.
I went for a little walk up the creek trail to this spot. I could hear running water in the creek but couldn’t see it for the trees.
Home for the night
This is the view of our camp for the night at Fort Piute.
We got further than we expected today with our repairs and all. Tomorrow we drive back down that rocky road to the main road and continue west. We are not sure were we will end up tomorrow but we’ll find out.
Nice day exploring the Mojave Road Trail.
I’ll likely be able to post this from Patti’s phone’s hot spot in the morning before we continue on.
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