A family of small birds (probably Cactus wrens) flies away as I hike up the grown-in remains of an old desert road
Date: November 19, 2012, 15h27
I hike the 1.5-mile-long stretch of the old Ivanpah railway grade northbound to the Bathtub Spring area
Several slots were blasted through the rocky hills 100 years ago to create a fairly flat railway bed. The Bathtub Spring Peaks in the background, where I hiked in May 2011, pick up the golden pre-sunset light.