We survived the blustery night and woke to a clear sky and calm winds. There was even some fresh snow on the mountain tops to the east. Since we decided not to go to see the Pinnacles until this afternoon, we had a relaxing morning. Steve checked with the binoculars to make sure they were still standing. :-)
We weren't really looking forward to driving the truck for 4 1/2 miles on the rough road, so Steve went on line and checked the California OHV regs to see if we would need a Non Resident Permit to ride our quads.
Well, we now have our quads registered and plated from BC (new regulations this past year), so that is all we need here to ride them. Perfect! The road is much more conducive to (OHV) off road vehicles! So Steve off-loaded them while I made lunch.
So just before 1:00, we were off...Trona Pinnacles, here we come!
Now, this map leads you to believe that there is just one road around the perimeter...so we decided to take it counter-clockwise. However, once down amid the Pinnacles, there are actually roads going every which way!
We're on our way home now. The train tracks to the south...
It was after 3:00 by the time we got home. Time to load up the quads and get hitched up in preparation for leaving in the morning. This is a very cool area, we highly recommend it...especially if you have ATV's or an off road vehicle. We might have to keep it in mind for future visits...some great looking ATV trails in this area!