Next up was Watson Wash – heh, heh, heh, I took them down the Go Down into the wash and they made it! Darn! It is getting hard for a guy to have any fun anymore. To make up for it, I told them to walk up to the spring at Rock Spring before yelling at them. Then it was time for lunch, so after zooming by the Rock House, we pulled into the wash and had lunch. A real good Potluck dinner! Then we settled in for the night and woke up to another day.
Marl Springs was next, only a trickle of water there. It has not changed much. Feeling generous, I let them poke around a little while before giving them The Words.
The Post Office was fun, most of the people had not seen the more than 100 Mohave Road Toads 100 feet behind the mailbox. And I had not seen the several other things behind them! You will have to go see for yourself.
Next were Soda Lake, and the Monument, only a few people climbed up to the top to see what the Plaque said. They, of course, were sworn to secrecy.
Over Shaw Pass and into the sand we went. John Marnell and crew had recently put up many markers to show the way and they were invaluable. Marian (my driver) only overshot (by a half car length) twice.
Once again, we passed through Afton Canyon without seeing the Boxcar buried with only a few inches of the top showing. Everyone made it through the water pit OK and by unanimous decision, we broke up and went home. Intrepid travelers were Neal and Marion Johns (our fearless and wonderful leaders), Janet and Peter Austin, Gerry and Dolly Dupree, Mignon Slentz, Vicki Hill and sister Cindy, Ron Lipari, Mike Volmert, Suzy Johnson and husband Terry, Tracy and Lindsay Woods, BJ and Jerrod Keeling (Woods and Keelings are new members) and Nelson Miller. Good trip.
Photos: Marian Johns, Nelson Miller, Jerry Dupree