11/5/12, N. Of Joshua Tree Nat. Park (Coord. N. 34 deg, 06.535 min; W. 115 deg, 40.951 min)
Today was the first of about six days it will take me to cross the Mojave Desert. It was a day in which I left civilization behind, yet met some great people.
With Doc and Bill hitched, I hit the road by 7:40 am (PDT or MST). Since I will be in Arizona in less than a week, I ignored the federal mandate to switch my clock back an hour. (Hmm, I wonder, will the clock police come after me?)
Most of the day I spent traveling through interspersed houses of those people that dwell in the desert, east of 29 Palms.