10/30/12, Johnson Valley, CA (Coord. N. 34 deg, 22.686 min; W/ 116 deg, 39.846 min)
This was a beautiful day of moving across the sand, rock and brush of the Mojave Desert.
After breaking camp this morning, I topped off the water tank and jugs and started moving east, out of town. At long last, Doc had a day off and the two Belgians were shouldering the load. For the most part they had an easy pull, but we did pick up about 400 feet in elevation throughout the day.
Unlike many deserts I have crossed, this part of the Mojave is somewhat populated. Even more remote locations have a few dwellings visible, often several miles off the highway.