10/19/12, Coso Junction, CA (Coord. N. 36 deg, 02.721 min; W. 117 deg, 56.779 min)
This was a short day of travel, but very pleasant. After making it back to the highway, the lads and I called it quits at lunch and ended up staying in a very nice rest area for the rest of the afternoon and evening. All day long we met some tremendous people and had a great time.
After hitching up in the morning, I had a short drive back to the cattle guard blocking the way back to the highway. The previous evening, I had a hard time getting through this obstacle as there was a lot of big brush in front of the go-around gate and I could only get it open about three feet. With the previous nightís experience, I knew it would take about a 1/2 hour to work my way back through the gate and back on to the road.