Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley

I just returned from a 4×4 trip to the Mojave desert in Southern California.  More pics to come…. One of the many highlights of the trip was that I hitched my dirt bike to the back of our truck as a plan B if we got stuck out in the desert.

At sunset on two evenings I was able to take it for a ride down old Stovepiple Wells road, which is a super sandy, dead straight, eight mile sand track that leads out to an old stovepipe from the 49er gold rush.

After going several miles into the desert I found myself riding over snakes on the track every 30 to 40 yards…and with the sun setting quickly…no flashlight, gps, cell, and with no one having a clue where I was…or was going….

I thought I would stop and take a few pictures of this beautiful desert and enjoy the moment.

 

 

 

Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley