Yesterday we took a ride to the old town of Chloride.
I thought it was a ghost town but again I was wrong. Chloride has a population of 326 and is a tourist town.
We drove north on 93 to the sign and turned east on a paved road and drove 3 miles to the town.
Patti only got a few pictures.
There was an interesting house with bales of straw for a roof
and some interesting stuff in the yard.
Below is a small outbuilding with this sign on the roof.
She also got some shots of the gnomes in residence.
We drove around the town for a bit and then headed east on a maintained road to see the murals some one had painted on the rocks.
From here the road became more interesting.
It went on for about 5 miles like this until we got to
a mine with the ore shoot and tailing pile next to the road.
About a mile further on, the trail becomes a maintained dirt road.
From the road you can see Chloride at the foot of the mountains.
We drove for another 3 miles and stopped for lunch at the Windy Point Campground.
Through out the drive we saw new and interesting wild flowers
This area is part of the Mojave Desert. Unlike the Sonoran Desert around Quartzsite, there are no Saguaro's but there are other interesting Cacti.
There are many beaver tails everywhere.
There were many nice views from the trail.
Okay that was our ride for yesterday. We are going on another ride to day so I will be posting it tomorrow.