10/29/12, Lucerne Valley, CA (Coord, N. 34 deg, 26.581 min; W. 116 deg, 57.041 min)
This was a nice day of travel, with the horses walking mostly downhill. In the evening, I ended up camping in the town of Lucerne Valley.
With Doc and Bob hitched to the wagon, I started the day by climbing a fairly steep, 200 foot high hill to the summit, at 4148 feet above sea level. While I will make brief trips to higher elevations, this should be the highest elevation Iíll climb in several months.
With a couple of breaks, the lads made it to the top, pulling the last section at about a 10 to 12% slope. Reaching the top, I put some brake fluid in the master cylinders and started down the hill. It was a long descent, and I rode the brakes for the next three miles.