Much of my evening was spent trying to find and fix a propane leak in the wagon. I finally figured out that it was in the propane heater. So, for now, the heater is isolated until I can purchase a replacement.
Tomorrow, after picking up a few supplies, Iíll continue my southern trek to the town of Lone Pine, gateway to both Mt. Whitney (the highest point in the Continental U.S.) and Death Valley (the lowest point in the Continental U.S.). I was tempted to make a detour east and travel through Death Valley, but after talking over the terrain and supply situation with some locals, I decided against it. According to my GPS, Iím now 170 miles north of Barstow, CA, where Iíll turn east and start heading for the deserts of southern Arizona.