After we settled in and ate lunch we joined Pam and John for a little off road fun in search of the Pumpkin Patch.
|some rough spots|
We had a map, but it wasn't very easy to read and there weren't too many landmarks to guide our way, but we had fun.
|Dave helps John negotiate a few large rocks in the road|
Which way do we go? This way, that way? We came to a fork in the road and we took it!
Some trails were dead ends, but mostly we made progress in the right direction.
The scenery was stark and beautiful and intriguing. I enjoyed myself immensely.
Eventually we found the correct trail and arrived at the Pumpkin Patch.
The area has been fenced off to protect these fragile concretions from the OHV traffic prevalent in the area.
We took well used OHV and ATV trails on our way back to S22. We came across someone who was either stupid or inexperienced or totally oblivious. He was driving a rental motorhome through the desert on these rough, twisty, rocky, narrow and rutted trails. He was going too fast for the conditions and the rig was bouncing and tipping crazily from side to side. We could only imagine what the inside looked like when he finally found the perfect spot to stop and camp! I wonder if El Monte RV knows where their vehicles really go when they hand over the keys.....
Another interesting sunset tonight, but not in the west.