I figure that I might as well walk over the hill to the real Cottonwood Spring as marked on my maps, since I'm in the area
Date: May 26, 2011, 15h08
Well, here it is, Summit Spring, Mojave National Preserve, a disgusting concentrate of cow shit and water
Usually, I like to linger at a desert spring and enjoy the specialness of moisture in a dry country. But not here at Summit Spring. The scent of the rotting cow shit is sickening in the hot sun and the flies buzzing around it are annoying.