Bella Monte Hot Springs Resort and Spa
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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Travel Blogs from Desert Hot Springs
... started packing up as soon as I got up this morning but the morning kind of slipped away and we didn’t get on the road until nearly 11:00am. We are headed for Bakersfield which is only about 210 miles and will take the Hwy 395 that runs through Victorville and joins with Hwy 58 about 95 miles east of Bakersfield. This highway reminded me of the road we took to Arizona: mostly two-lane with many dips like a roller coaster. It was slow going through Victorville with a lot ...
... towards the south, subsequent erosion creating the canyons. Home to 4000 archeological sites and over 600 cliff dwellings its treasures remained undiscovered by caucasians until the 1880s when the Wertherill boys, looking for stray cattle on the mesa, and from a vantage point on the edge to check out the canyon below looked down ...
... which meant lots of dust with a few sprigs of struggling grass. We settled in and had a look around the park.
It turned out that the road behind us had quite a bit of traffic and the next morning we decided to see about moving to a different spot. We drove around the park, looking at the vacant spots and made a note of our favorites before going to the office to ask about ...
... about putting a camera trap. I guess I thought we would drive in the canyon, somehow, and walk from there. Definitely wrong, and boy was I glad that I wore pants.
We drove to the canyon, and Matt told us to get out of the car. I assumed that we were just looking into the canyon (stupid me) as he was pointing a few things out. The canyon we were parked above is called Honey Canyon because native people used to climb the canyon to get where the bee’s ...
... we find amazing. They like living in the ponding water. Hmmmm, fertile land plus a source of water....... viola, an oasis! We continue down the trail until the spring water and palms are left behind. Going up slope we reach a plateau where we can see the rugged hills that parallel the San Andreas.
At that point we decide to take a side trail back towards the parking lot. We walk pass some pretty rugged looking soil that has tons ...