As I approach the former settlement of Barnwell, Mojave National Preserve, I pass an old windmill and water tank
Date: May 21, 2011, 11h45
I continue riding down Wild Horse Canyon Road toward the Wild Horse Mesa area, watching for the easy-to-miss Bluejay Mine Road
A few puffy Desert thistles (Cirsium neomexicanum) grow along the road here. If I were camping at Hole-in-the-Wall campground, I would be much closer to today's hike, but I just don't like that campground as much as Mid Hills.