10-20-12, E. Kern, CA (Coord. N. 35 deg, 46.490 min; W. 117 deg, 51.018 min.)
Today, was a great travel day with wide shoulders and light traffic. Doc and Bill pulled the wagon 21 miles while descending to 2400 feet above sea level. After pulling through Barstow, the wagon will briefly climb back to 4000 feet, but for now I’m in the low desert.
After pulling out of the rest area at 8 am, I briefly stopped at the gas station to fill up the main water tank. The road conditions were great with wide shoulders all day long. The morning drive was through an area with a lot of historic volcanic activity. Large lava flows and domes were interspersed with old cinder cone volcanos.