El Rancho Dolores Motel
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... journey - trying to find a way back to LA without going on the Freeway.
Not far from Nipton we saw a very strange sight of three glowing towers in the dessert. A area of about half a km surrounded the towers with mirrors focusing light on to the central tower. According to the local magazine the towers as an alternative energy generation source have been controversial.
We drove through Mojave National Reserve, with great view of the Kelso sand ...
... of the road was fine and 55 mph was just way too slow. Shortly before I got to the highway by Joshua Tree, however, I saw a cop that had pulled someone over. I was very thankful that wasn’t me. And I slowed down.
I made a quick stop at a gas station to fill up the tank and get a sandwich and Pringles for lunch, and then I headed into the park. There’s a northern loop road with a highway on the north side connecting the towns of Twentynine Palms ...
... looked. Oops, we probably should've done something a few hours earlier. After a visit from a nurse, dr and a pharmacist to hand over the anti-histamine and antibacterial ointment, we were given a lovely bill and sent on our way, being told it should be looking better by tonight/first thing in the morning and if its not, you'd better come back. With Ewan dosed up and everyone exhausted we head back to our B&B to get some sleep and pack to head off to Las ...
... Park as the destination. Many miles of bleak desert landscape follow, with the temperature hovering between 106 and 107. We finally arrive at the town of 29 Palms, which is the southwestern entry point to the park (29 Palms sounds lush and lavish, but those 29 trees appear to be the only greenery in the whole city).
Initial impressions of the park are not that great....still hot and more of the same desert. But we gain ...
... near Cottonwood campground and there is a single lane stretch of over 13 miles that you have a lead car that takes you. Heading north the lead car takes off every hour and half hour and coming down from the north it goes every quarter past and forty five minutes past the hour. Speed limit is 25 but our lead car took off at 40 going over tar, rocks, loose gravel and by construction crews. Watch out for stones hitting your ...