In the Barstow area, in the...
In the Barstow area, in the eastern Mojave, there is a very particular place: Calico Ghost Town. It became a wild and wealthy mining town after a rich deposit of silver was found around 1881. In 1886, after more than $85 milion worth of silver, gold and other precious metals where harvested from the multicolor 'calico' hills, the price of silver fell and the town slipped into decline. Frank 'Borax' Smith helped revive Calico in 1889 when he started mining the ungamorous but profitable mineral borax, but that boom had gone bust by the dawn of the 20th century. Ah, remember that u have to pay a 6 dollars fee for the entrance.
WIND TURBINES ON THE HILLSIDE
Driving on Hwy 14 or on Sierra Hwy in Mojave, you look to the flat lands and see an airport with many jet aircraft and some propeller driven planes. Look to the hillside and you see propellers as well, but these are wing driven turbines that are collecting electricity. The true wave of the future in energy. Quite a sight to see these silent giants spinning in the wind. The entire field is one of the largest in the world and is seen both from Mojave on Hwy 14 and on Hwy 58 in Tehachapi.s4
Stop and Check them Out!
Mojave Cement Plant has been in operation since 1953. Providing the country with a plentiful supply of limestone. Many of these projects include major hotels, power plants, package distribution terminals, and freeways. This product can be found in the Los Angeles International Airport, the California Aqueduct, Dodger Stadium, the Bonaventure Hotel In LA, Harrah Club in Laughlin, Nevada. It still continues to be a major source of many projects across the country. Located off of Oak Creek Road, which you exit from Highway 14.
MOJAVE- Californias Golden Cross Roads
Our trip stared in LA but it wasnt until we got out of the Lancaster/Palmdale area that the road seemed to open up.
We drove through Mojave which brought back alot of memories for me. I used to come out here with the kids and friends to ride motorcycles, dirt bikes and ATV's. The town seems to be very small but theres alot of open country to have fun and explore.
This picture was on our way bak from Mammoth and we where heading back home. Again we went through Mojave. This is the sun ready to set in Mojave.
Its February, alittle windy but pretty clear skies.
"Welcome to the Town of Mojave"
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The Mojave Desert, something you'll have to pass if you're driving from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. Nice to see......it isn't a completly sandy dessert, there are some plants that doesn't seem to mind the high temperature.
It also has the famous Joshua trees. I was strike by the fact that during our trip from Los Angeles to Las Vegas we had a good perception on our mobile phone..
Oh and when you drive from Las Vegas back to California be sure not to carry fresh fruit because your not allowed to take that into California and you will be checked.