Nope, didn't forget about this report
Just a super busy week at work, then fighting with technology on the weekend
...finally gonna try to wrap this up
A few more pics from Day 2.
After a little more drama at Ocotillo Wells, we managed to link up with Ken (kkug) at Blu In.
Running a bit late, so we only stopped for a snack break before pushing on to Salton City.
Making our way thru the OHV playground.
Cough! Cough! Hack... Cough!
The gas station at SC was a zoo (New Years weekend), but fuel was surprisingly cheap so we all filled up.
Chatted with another groups of ADVers on wee-bikes before continuing on up Hwy86 to Mecca.
Early dinner and gathered supplies, then raced south along the canal as the sun was setting.
Reflections were much cooler than my camera could capture.
With Ken leading ('cause he knew the way), a rare opportunity for me to ride sweep.
A Ha! We must be on the right track.
Wherever you go, there you are...
... but we're not there yet, so light 'em up and move 'em out.
Just be sure to stay on the road
Stopping briefly to recover a wayward beverage
Sadly, it was a lost cause
Letting the dust clear.
Finally made camp a couple miles beyond the RR trestle near a protective rock outcropping.
Plenty of deadfall around, so we built a ring and started warming campfire.
Full moon came up around 10pm, allowing for some digi-cam experimenting.