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A point in the Mojave desert west of California City -- BLM land. Tehachapi graticule.
Following a planned 11:00am meetup in the Bakersfield graticule, we will drive east through Tehachapi along State Route 58 to the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada range to a point in the desert west of California City. If all goes well, the dogs will get to play with another hare or two. I expect to arrive sometime close to 1:30pm.
Sometime around noon, we left our successful expedition to the Bakersfield hashpoint for the day and headed up Bear Mountain Boulevard towards Tehachapi. We at first thought we might stop for lunch when passing through the mountains but soon remembered that it was Christmas Day and that most dining places would be closed.
We decided that we could continue to the meetup location, as we planned to picnic there anyway. So down the eastern slope we drove, around the north side of Mojave, and to the end of the pavement of Altus Road. Beyond the pavement, the road continued, and we turned to follow 20th Street and Arroyo Avenue, both of which are sandy packed dirt roads through the middle of the desert, with no houses, businesses, or any other structures nearby.
Arroyo Avenue brought us to within a couple of hundred meters of the meetup point, so we hiked our picnic blanket out through sparse brush and set up at the hash point. As in the earlier expedition in Bakersfield's graticule, the dogs found no hares to play with, but they still enjoyed the romp through the brush.
Interference with the picnic. @35.0695,-118.0840
Made it! @35.0695,-118.0841
On the lookout for friends. @35.0695,-118.0840
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| Boppy5 and Bravissimo594 earned the Picnic achievement