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All Photographs Brian & Nancy Morganti


Red Rock Canyon State Park in Morning Light

Garloch - Randsburg - Roy's Route 66

Kelso Dunes - Cima Ruins - Ivanpah Mountains at Sunset

March 2010

March 16, 2010

Our first visit of the day was back at Red Rock Canyon S.P. in order to take advantage of the early morning light.  From there we briefly visited the old mining supply town of Garlock which still features a few dilapidated wooden structures.  Nancy and I then searched for the Burro Schmidt Mine but came up short on our "short-cut" approach via a very rugged 4x4 road.  However, I did come away with some very nice wildflowers images and Nancy came away with a twisted and swollen foot resulting from a fall while helping me back out of the precarious road that leads to the Burro Schmidt Mine.  After a brief tour of the almost ghost town of Randsburg we proceeded east on old Route 66 that included a visit to the nostalgic "Roy's" gas station. The remainder of our day was spent exploring a few of the wonders of the Mojave National Preserve including the Granite Mountains, the Kelso Sand Dunes, and the ghost town of Cima. This Preserve is a great place to visit and deserves at least a couple of days to fully explore. Our final photo-op occurred along Cima Road as the Ivanpah Mountains to our east were turned fiery red by the setting sun.   


Red Rock State Park California - Morning Light

 


Red Rock State Park California - Morning Light

 


Red Rock State Park California - Morning Light

 


Red Rock State Park California - Morning Light

 


Garlock Ghost Town Remnants

 


Garlock Ghost Town Remnants

 


Garlock Ghost Town Remnants

 


Garlock Ghost Town Remnants

 


Garlock Ghost Town Remnants

 


Wildflowers - Burro Schmidt Mine Road

 


Randsburg -  Downtown

 


Randsburg Downtown - Antique Car

 


Randsburg Outskirts - Ghost Town Remnants

 


Randsburg Outskirts - Ghost Town Remnants

 


Randsburg  Outskirts - Ghost Town

 


Randsburg Outskirts -Old Church

 


Randsburg Outskirts - Ghost Town Mining Remnants

 


Randsburg Outskirts - Ghost Town Remnants

 


Randsburg Outskirts - Ghost Town Mining Remnants

 


Randsburg Outskirts - Abandoned Vehicles

 


Randsburg Outskirts - Ghost Town Mining Remnants

 


Randsburg Outskirts - Ghost Town Remnants

 


Randsburg Outskirts - Ghost Town Remnants

 


Randsburg Outskirts - Ghost Town Remnants

 


Randsburg Outskirts - Ghost Town Remnants

 


Route 66

 


Roy's of Route 66 Fame

 


Route 66 Bygone Gas Station

 


Route 66 Abandoned Garage

 


Route 66 Fuel Depot

 


Mojave National Preserve

 


Mojave National Preserve - Granite Mountains

 


Mojave National Preserve - Kelso Dunes

 


Mojave National Preserve - Kelso Dunes

 


Mojave National Preserve - Kelso Dunes

 


Mojave National Preserve - Kelso Dunes

 


Cima Ghost Town Ruins

 


Cima Ghost Town Ruins

 


Cima Ghost Town Ruins

 


Cima Ghost Town Ruins

 


Cima Ghost Town Ruins

 


Cima Ghost Town Ruins

 


 Cima Ghost Town Ruins

 


Ivanpah Mountains at Sunset

 


Ivanpah Mountains at Sunset

 


Ivanpah Mountains at Sunset

 


Ivanpah Mountains at Sunset

 

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