Quartzite, AZ... 32oz of French Vanilla Capuccion for $1.89... this is going to be a great trip!
Passing a train just north of Quartzite, AZ
The amazing town of Parker, AZ
Saw a dirt road that might lead to the Colorado river...
Looks like a popular place to Paintball
Yay! The Colorado River
The Jeep next to The Colorado
More of Paker Dam
Closeup of the generating portion of the dam
The Jeep with the Dam
Bill Williams River, AZ
Lake Havasu City, AZ
Welcom to CA!
Interesting metal art in Needles, CA
Some sort of Train-Truck thingy that looked kewl
Part of the Historic route 66, on the way to Golffs, CA
The train passing by in Golffs, CA
Goffs, CA - Population 23. I met the guy that wrote the Mojave Guide book while here.... I didn't meet the other 22 people.
Crazy guy taking a pee in the middle of the road after asking me directions... he didn't even know what town he was in.
The Goffs Single-Room Schoolhouse info plaque
Another informational plaque
Heading up to Mitchell Caverns in the Providence Mountains, CA
Entrance to the 2 Mitchell Caverns
Inside the Caverns
An area of the caverns that everyone touches, this shows what the oils in our hands do to the delicate formations
The fracture in this stalactite happened after an earthquake
Really nice Defender belonging to a guy I met on the caverns tour - Kevin Willey, editor for Difflock.com
Parking lot for Mitchell Caverns
Following a “shortcut” trail from the caverns over to Kelso Dunes
Sun was sinking fast!
Looking out towards Kelso Dunes
Kelso Dunes, CA
Leaving the dunes, time to haul over to Afton Canyon for camp
Got the Afton Canyon Campground well after dark, the group was nearly all there except our leader!
Day 2 of the trip, first day of the Mojave Road. Here is an old mine shaft in Afton Canyon
“HooDoos” in the Canyon
We passed under and over the train tracks several times
And old VW Bus, and our group in the background
The Mojave Road and one of the hundreds of rock cairns marking the path
Soda Dry Lake bed
The giant Rock Pile in the center of the dry lake
Closeup of the dry lake bed
The road passes through a section strewn with lava rock
Inside the Lava Tubes, light pours in from a small hole
Closeup of some lava in the tubes
The road narrows as the surrounding desert becomes more overgrown for a few miles
The Flag and Registry in the middle of nowhere, and our trip leader Tonto
Campsite for the night, and last picture from the camera as the battery died right after this :(
No pictures from day 3 of the trip and the second day on the Mojave road, but then I rememberd my phone camera... Here is the Historic Rt 66 Hotel I stayed in Sunday night in Seligman, AZ
Monday (day 4 of the trip), I took County Rd #5 southeast from Seligman towards Prescott, AZ
A small earthen dam just southwest of Seligman, saw it on the map and went to find it... kinda disapointing
Near the start of northwest trail #31 from the book “Backcountry Adventures: AZ” (just north of Prescott, AZ).
More nice fall colors on the #31 trail
Cows in the way!
The trail heads up in elevation and the surroundings change from Juniper to full on pine forest
The trail tops out around 6,500 feet in elevation. After the trail rejoined County Road 5, I followed it on to Prescott, then took the normal route back to the 17 and on down to Phoenix.