Nuttall Trip - 2012 
Leaving Pasadena to Yermo was a short trip...about 100 miles. But we had to go over the mountains again to get to the high country. I didn't have to use 3rd gear because I was able to use cruise control set at 65 mph. Besides the grade was gradual. Air Temp was about 97 but the air was warm, much more so than on the coast. Today we're going to check out the Calico Ghost Town and the Devils Playground. Look closely at pic 6319 and you will see the word "Calico" written in the mountainside. Look even closer and you will notice it is a mining operation. In actuallity it is an abandoned silver mine. The playground is in the southestwest corner of the Mojave Desert - IMG 6319
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Leaving Pasadena to Yermo was a short trip...about 100 miles. But we had to go over the mountains again to get to the high country. I didn't have to use 3rd gear because I was able to use cruise control set at 65 mph. Besides the grade was gradual. Air Temp was about 97 but the air was warm, much more so than on the coast. Today we're going to check out the Calico Ghost Town and the Devils Playground. Look closely at pic 6319 and you will see the word "Calico" written in the mountainside. Look even closer and you will notice it is a mining operation. In actuallity it is an abandoned silver mine. The playground is in the southestwest corner of the Mojave Desert - IMG 6319
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Leaving Pasadena to Yermo was a short trip...about 100 miles. But we had to go over the mountains again to get to the high country. I didn't have to use 3rd gear because I was able to use cruise control set at 65 mph. Besides the grade was gradual. Air Temp was about 97 but the air was warm, much more so than on the coast. Today we're going to check out the Calico Ghost Town and the Devils Playground. Look closely at pic 6319 and you will see the word "Calico" written in the mountainside. Look even closer and you will notice it is a mining operation. In actuallity it is an abandoned silver mine. The playground is in the southestwest corner of the Mojave Desert - IMG 6271
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Leaving Pasadena to Yermo was a short trip...about 100 miles. But we had to go over the mountains again to get to the high country. I didn't have to use 3rd gear because I was able to use cruise control set at 65 mph. Besides the grade was gradual. Air Temp was about 97 but the air was warm, much more so than on the coast. Today we're going to check out the Calico Ghost Town and the Devils Playground. Look closely at pic 6319 and you will see the word "Calico" written in the mountainside. Look even closer and you will notice it is a mining operation. In actuallity it is an abandoned silver mine. The playground is in the southestwest corner of the Mojave Desert - IMG 6271
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The Calico Ghost Town was an interesting site to see, carved into the mountainside. Notice the dry lake bed in the upper left corner. 

When we turned off I-15 to the west entrance of Mojave Desert, we noticed the outside temperature was 115 degrees Fahrenheit. That wasn't too bad, but the warm wind coming across the desert floor made it worse. We asked at the Kelso Visitor's Center if it would possible to get to the Devil's Playground? The answer: we don't know of too many people who go there because it is 4-wheel driving in soft sand. Knowing the consequences are driving in soft sand, we opted out of this excursion - IMG 6537
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The Calico Ghost Town was an interesting site to see, carved into the mountainside. Notice the dry lake bed in the upper left corner.

When we turned off I-15 to the west entrance of Mojave Desert, we noticed the outside temperature was 115 degrees Fahrenheit. That wasn't too bad, but the warm wind coming across the desert floor made it worse. We asked at the Kelso Visitor's Center if it would possible to get to the Devil's Playground? The answer: we don't know of too many people who go there because it is 4-wheel driving in soft sand. Knowing the consequences are driving in soft sand, we opted out of this excursion - IMG 6537
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The Calico Ghost Town was an interesting site to see, carved into the mountainside. Notice the dry lake bed in the upper left corner. 

When we turned off I-15 to the west entrance of Mojave Desert, we noticed the outside temperature was 115 degrees Fahrenheit. That wasn't too bad, but the warm wind coming across the desert floor made it worse. We asked at the Kelso Visitor's Center if it would possible to get to the Devil's Playground? The answer: we don't know of too many people who go there because it is 4-wheel driving in soft sand. Knowing the consequences are driving in soft sand, we opted out of this excursion - IMG 6379
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The Calico Ghost Town was an interesting site to see, carved into the mountainside. Notice the dry lake bed in the upper left corner.

When we turned off I-15 to the west entrance of Mojave Desert, we noticed the outside temperature was 115 degrees Fahrenheit. That wasn't too bad, but the warm wind coming across the desert floor made it worse. We asked at the Kelso Visitor's Center if it would possible to get to the Devil's Playground? The answer: we don't know of too many people who go there because it is 4-wheel driving in soft sand. Knowing the consequences are driving in soft sand, we opted out of this excursion - IMG 6379
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Ed & Helga at Red Rock Canyon
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Ed & Helga at Red Rock Canyon
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Ed & Helga at Red Rock Canyon (2)
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Ed & Helga at Red Rock Canyon (2)
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IMG 6970
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Shot over Dispute of a Dog
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Shot over Dispute of a Dog
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Helga and Bella at the Kilns
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Helga and Bella at the Kilns
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