From Coarsegold, my first stop was in Tehachapi, at Mountain Valley RV Park. It is connected to an airport where they give gliding lessons. Would like to come back and see some flights sometime.
On the way to Tehachapi, through the desert, there were wind warnings for “high profile vehicles”. I kept on going, as it did not seem too bad. The following day, found out two people were killed in a dust storm accident on the same route I took. Hard to know when to stop in a situation like that.
From Tehachapi, it was back to Needles, to Moabi Regional Park. Old Route 66 goes by the park and by the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge. The men fishing above are at Catfish Paradise, part of the wildlife refuge. It was so peaceful, just the sounds of some frogs and ducks. Nice to be back in summer-like weather too.
The pictures above of the sandhill crane and American coots, were taken at the Fivemile Landing Marina at the refuge.
The railroad goes along the top of the mini-badlands next to Moabi Park.