11/8/12, Rice, CA - (Coord. N. 34 deg, 04.751 min; W. 114 deg, 48.842 min).
This was a very pleasant day, driving across a desert empty of human habitation.
Doc and Bill had an easy pull across flat terrain. Traffic was light and the day was cool. By lunchtime, the lads had pulled within a couple of miles of Rice before I broke them out for some water and oats.