Thursday, November 4, 2010

Moving on

Homes in Las vegus are enclosed by walls keeping their ecosystems protected from the desert.

From Las Vegas,Nevada we rode to Twenty-nine Palms, California. We travelled through more desert country, with no particularly scenic points of interest along the way.

The most interesting thing about the route is that it was used by the Rat Pack to travel back to their homes in Palm Springs after their gigs in Las Vegas .

One of many dry waterways.
The first leg of the journey ran down I-15. Once into California we took a left onto the Nipton Road (Route 164) followed by 2 right turns in fairly quick succession to take us across the Mojave National Preserve to Cima and Kelso.

We stopped in Kelso for lunch at the old railway depot building, now preserved as the visitor centre.

We continued south on Kelbaker Road. (We rode up this section of road a week or so ago when we travelled from Needles to Shoshone.).

Salt mining on the way.

We passed under I-40 and soon after turned right to Amboy. Heading south from there we passed the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center. Turning right at a T junction put us on the raod into Twenty-nine Palms. where we stopped for the night.

(The Rat Pack would have continued down CA 62 to Palm Springs)

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