Saturday, August 29, 2015

Desert trip coming soon

As promised I will be taking about 9 days off which has been shortened from the originally
talked about two weeks.

Flash from the newsroom. I doubt that I will be camping out in the wilds of the Mojave National Preserve
or the North Rim. Instead I will be roughing it in one of the stateline hotels like Whiskey Pete’s. Located right adjacent to the preserve boundary, they offer amenities such as a bed and air conditioning, as well as
food establishments. Oh and before I forget, one armed bandits.

So the plan is to spend at least 3 nights there and go on day trips to the preserve and possibly a trip up to the nature preserve north of Las Vegas.

On the agenda, definitely a trip to the Castle Peaks. Access will most likely be from the west via Hart Mine Road as it is closer and probably has more traffic, in case of a breakdown to the Morongomobile. This is a
must see destination for me, one that I have wanted to visit for years.

Also on the list, a trip to Cima Dome.

One thing that I would like to attempt now that I have lost 45 pounds is to hike up that mountain that looms
up behind the prison that is next door to the Goldstrike Hotel in Jean, Nevada. Access is via the north side
and it does not involve any sort of hand climbing.

The trip starts the day after Labor Day. I can’t wait.



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