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
There's that threatening sign again on Ivanpah Road: Rough Road, Next 23 Miles
Indeed, my overloaded rear rack snapped on the stretch ahead several years ago. That taught me to not overload it (the sign didn't help me though)! However, this road isn't so bad compared to the rougher back roads in much of Mojave National Preserve.