I haven't seen many wildflowers along the old railway grade, so a patch of paintbrush really catches my attention when I pass by
Date: May 18, 2011, 15h57
I reach a brief detour down and around a washed-out section of this road and it occurs to me that this is an old railway grade
Click. That's why the road is so straight, level and narrow. I'll learn later that this is the old Barnwell and Searchlight Railway that operated from 1906 to 1911. I'm really enjoying the joshua-tree forest here.