There were few places to pull over, so traffic generally passed me by. I only stopped to chat with two car loads of people.
As my dad mentioned in the Guestbook, this is the portion of my trip where I can afford the time to slow down and take it easy. Unfortunately, I have to travel longer distances between sources of water, so those stops will have to be as a guest of hosts along the way. I had enough water to stop short of Kramer Junction today, but that would leave me without a dayís reserve of water - something I avoid if I can.
Late in the afternoon. I passed ĎSolar Oneí the worldís first large solar power plant. Itís owned by the same company that I used to be employed at in New Hampshire, FPLE. There was a dust storm blowing at the time, so I didnít get an opportunity to take any pictures.
After picking up some water in town, Iím now camped just outside of the Junction on the desert. The wind is blowing pretty hard, so I have the horses tied tonight, on the lee side of the trailer. Not only do I not have to worry about the fence blowing down, the wind-block formed by the wagon and trailer keep their hay from blowing away.
Tomorrow, I start eastward on the 33 mile trek to the City of Barstow. The horses are currently all tanked up on water, so I donít have to stop for more before heading out. Iíll probably drive about 20 miles and settle near the town of Hinkley in the evening.