Mojave National Preserve
Trip Start Sep 25, 2012
56Trip End Mar 01, 2013
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Shrnutí v češtině: Po několika hodinách cesty po téměř prázdných silnicích v Mojavské poušti jsme byli téměř u cíle, kterým bylo místo zvané Hole-in-the-Wall (díra ve skále). Ale... 10 km před cílem jsme narazili na zátarasy a museli jsme pokračovat krátkou "pouze" 170ti kilometrovou objížďkou. Poušť byla super, stejně tak procházka kolem děravých skal.
It was really hot, late 30s, but the automatic car was great and really comfortable to drive with aircon and cruise control on the big open highways (oh how quickly J forgot about her wee 206)
We drove towards the ‘Hole-in-the-Wall’ information centre by the shortest route however 7 miles from the centre the road (dirt track) was closed due to road works. So we had to do a 100 mile detour as our next best option. We arrived to the Hole-in-the-Wall in the cooler evening (named so by a local resident after the better known area of same name in Wyoming made famous by Butch Cassidy etc). It was deserted and the centre was closed but we trekked an hour along the ring trail through cactuses, small bushes and plants, rocks and desert flowers, birds, lizards and rabbits. There was an incredibly strong sweet smell of flowers and sage which was growing all around. We met no one else but it was so calm and peaceful and totally untouched by human interference. It was like something out of an old western. We left at sunset and drove 2hours to Baker to sleep. We then drove to Death Valley the next day.