From the top of Ivanpah Road near Barnwell, I can still see over to Castle Peaks, but this view won't last long
Date: May 21, 2011, 12h15
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.