Another amazing and beautiful place our travels have taken us! Unfortunately, 8 miles on a 2 wheel drive dirt road and a snow storm caused some issues for the Scotty. Instead of staying at the park and hiking for a couple of days, we had to beat tires to the Home Depot, 100 miles away in Barstow California. More details about that adventure in another post!
The national preserve was definitely dog friendly, and for that we love them!! If not for the Scotty needing repair, we would have stayed and enjoyed the trails. Dogs are allowed on all trails, on a 6ft or shorter leash. Never allowed left unattended.
The visitor center at Kelsoe Depot had a lot of great information, including a short informational video on the park, it geology, biology, history and amenities. They also had flyers and maps with information about the park, campgrounds, hiking and offroading. The park really has something for everyone, including 4 wheel drive roads for off-roaders, all different skill levels of hiking for people and dogs : ), ranger programs, campgrounds, and a cavern (Mitchell Caverns, which I did not have time to visit. The geology includes desert, mountain desert, and sand dunes for starters.
Now, enjoy some photographs from the Mojave desert~