Posted by: harleyhawk43 | April 4, 2016

Joshua Tree N.P. to Death Valley N.P.


Last week we picked up camp and moved north from Joshua Tree N.P. to Death Valley. We had friends who were there waiting for us and we wanted to catch them before they left. We knew it would be hot, but figured we could handle it. The ride from J.T. to D.V. is about 300 miles and we decided to cut across Mojave National Preserve to get there. We were on the south side of J.T., so we first had to drive across J.T. to 29 Palms. Then we got on Amboy Road and followed it to Amboy. Then a right onto Old National Highway Trail (which I believe is part of Route 66) and then a left onto Kelbaker Road, which crosses Mojave Preserve.

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363 Full color pictures!

 

We actually saw more Joshua Trees in Mojave than we did in J.T.. We did hit a snag at Kelso, in that Kelbaker was closed at that point. We had to detour up to Cima and follow the detour to Route 15. This added about 35 miles to our trip. Then we followed 15 south to Baker and got on Route 127 to Death Valley Junction and Route 190.The attached map gives you a general idea. J.T is down towards the bottom, Mojave is in the middle and D.V. is a the top.

Map of Joshua Tree, Mojave and Death Valley

(In the middle of Mojave National Preserve at Kelso. The building in the second picture is the Kelso Railroad Museum. We did not go in because of the detour and long distance we had to cover, but it looked very interesting)

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We were greeted warmly by Larry, Barb, Greg and Kathy and were soon all set up next to their rigs. We had a killer domino tournament the next day with the guys emerging victorious.

A couple of days later we took a motorcycle ride to Lone Pine CA by way of Stove Pipe Wells and Panamint Springs. We have some great videos, but the internet is too weak here to post them. We will get them up at a later time. We were here last year and like it here a lot, but it gets hot fast after March ends. Low 90s for the past few days. Below are more pictures of the Forest Service Campground and surrounding areas.

 

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Next stop Zion N.P. again. Stay tuned!


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