I start walking up a wash away from the dry reservoir and inadvertently scare a few quail into a joshua tree
Date: May 20, 2011, 12h16
My new road, which I've not been on before, immediately drops into a sand-and-gravel drainage area
Uh oh, I hope this isn't one of these impossible desert roads. I consider turning around and following the longer, but more predictable route around this area, but decide to continue a bit further first, in case the road improves.