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February 23: Mojave Desert, CA to Waddell, AZ

With a winter storm warning hanging over our heads, and the possibility of 6" of snow and 45 MPH winds and possible road closures, we decided to bail on the Mojave part of the trip. For a variety of reasons, we never even set foot on our favorite trail - we just spent our time there battoning down the hatches and dealing with the high winds and low temperatures.


It's supposed to be in the 60s when we reach our next destination, but I have my doubts. As we sit here charging our car in Kingman, AZ, it's 38 and snowing. (Too bad there are no emoji options in this blog app!!)


Here are a few pics we took this morning, as we were leaving Mojave. I guess we will just have to try again next year!

More soon from sunny (???) Arizona!

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You can always go gambling up at Laughlin. 😃

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jeffayers57
jeffayers57
Feb 26, 2023
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Laughlin is on the Colorado river. There’s about nine casinos along the river at the border of Arizona and Nevada.

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jeffayers57
jeffayers57
Feb 24, 2023

Well the storms that you are facing made the national news as it’s raining in LA feet of snow in the mountains,LA has highs in the 50s Las Vegas highs in the 40s a couple days this week unusually cold and windy although late February and early March there are a lot of high winds in the valley,the Las Vegas Valley wow snow in Kingman maybe lake Havasu ,which is close would be warmer,there is some nice sights in the area

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Sorry to hear the weather has been less than ideal for your trip. The day time high for tomorrow is 23F so you're still better off!

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Mary
Mary
Feb 24, 2023
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No real complaints here, John! Just trying to find a place where we can comfortably tent camp and spend time outside. Life is very good.

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Glen, what caused the holes in the rocks in the second picture?

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glenayers
glenayers
Feb 24, 2023
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My best guess is some combination of the volcanic origin of the materials influenced by the desert climate, especially wind blown sand erosion. The rock formations are just incredible. This area has lava tunes and other features that are a geologists dream scape.

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jeffayers57
jeffayers57
Feb 23, 2023

Where are you heading to next ?

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jeffayers57
jeffayers57
Feb 25, 2023
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As long as your in the Phoenix valley you should be warmer

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