This Rally is the "Oldest & Lowest".
We traveled a circuitous route heading first West then North.
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We headed North on CA. S34 to CA. 78 through the Glamis dunes area. This is our typical route to the Salton Sea area. For a change, and better roads we decided to take CA. 86 North, which routes up the West side of the Salton Sea.
Finally getting through the Station we headed North and then took "Box Canyon Road" which cuts across to I-10 and into Joshua Tree Nat. Park.
We turned East at Mecca CA. after a fuel stop. The sidecar / trailer combination was getting around 26 MPG. The same as the sidecar got without the trailer. The machine seems to like pulling the weight, rather than carrying it all.
The "Cholla Gardens". These cacti are not something you want to get too close to. The needles almost seem to "jump out" at you. I've brushed against some in the past. The needles are miserable to remove.
We decided to camp at "White Tank" Campground. $10.00 per night.
The rock formations are interesting in this area.
Darian & I took a little hike after setting up our campsite.
The Western section of the Park has a campground called "Jumbo Rocks".....I think the area is similar to this but with much larger rock formations...climbers like to camp there and climb some of the formations. We'll have to make a point of visiting the Western side next time....
There are numerous trails throughout this area.
We had a very pretty sunset.......
Just enough clouds for an interesting shot.
As the sun set...the full moon appeared.