Kelso Depot: Mojave’s Historical Information Center

In the remote Mojave National Preserve, pretty much the only modern structure is that of the Kelso Depot. Located right in the middle of the park it is a haven of information on the park itself as well as modern bathrooms for its many visitors. It used to even have a restaurant, but unfortunately the […]

What to Do in the Mojave National Preserve: Hiking, Camping, Historical Spots

While not actually considered a National Park, this National Preserve is the third largest in the United States. Most people never get to experience how amazing it is, mostly because it so spread out and few get to see all it has to offer. From camping and hiking to history, this place is worthy of […]

The Rings Trail in Mojave National Preserve

By far one of the best trails in the entire Mojave National is the rings trail. This one and half mile trail packs a ton of punches in only a short period of time and has quickly become one of the best short hikes I have been on. If you are in this part of […]

Rock Springs Trail in Mojave National Preserve

Known as the historic trail in the Mojave National Park. This one mile loop trail is located about 11 miles down Cedar… road (the dirt road through the center of the park). When we were there the road was in great condition, but I cannot imagine that is always the case so make sure to […]

Lava Tube in Mojave National Preserve

A lava tube is one of those crazy natural phenomenon that you just have to experience, and while the best one in California is up by Lassen National Park called the Subway Cave this lava tube is worth the rough road you have to drive to get to it. When I say rough I do […]

Mojave Cross: A Desert Memorial in Mojave National Preserve

On a little road in the top of the Mojave Preserve sits one of the most hated crosses in Southern California. It has been steep in litigation for decades and seems to either make people happy or just really upset them. I for one think it is a beautiful monument erected to honor those killed […]

Teutonia Peak: Cima Dome, Mines & Joshua Trees

After stocking up on jerky in Baker I headed into the Mojave Preserve from the north side with the idea of climbing Teutonia Peak and seeing the Cima Dome. Little did I know I could see the dome right from the freeway exit so I knew I was going in the right direction. About 10 […]

Kelso Dunes at Sunset: Hiking in Mojave National Preserve

It’s hard to believe this vast expanse of desert is located only 3 hours from Los Angeles and even harder to believe the sheer size of the dunes when you see them for the first time. The Kelso Dunes are a great place to experience something completely different such as climbing to the top of […]