Mojave N Pres
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Another school assignment turns into a National Park visit! I guess school's pretty cool in that way...
The day started out with Krystie, Jo-el [aka "Joe-el"] and I heading out towards the Baker area for a vist to the Mojave National Preserve. We met early at the Ontario Mills mall and then we were off. Joel's backseat was kinda small, so I was "comfortable" to say the least...we drove for about 15 minutes and whatd'ya know..I'm ready for a snack! All I wanted was a McDonald's coke..is that too much to ask for?? Apparently, that McDonalds doesn't serve soda at 7:30...lame...so I got one at the nearby gas station and then, we were off. After a quick stop at the California Welcome Center in Barstow for some info, we headed toward the preserve.
One of the employees suggested we go take a look at the Kelso Sand Dunes, one of the many awesome natural places at the preserve. We drove about 8 miles down the road and pulled up to the dunes. At first glance, they didn't seem that big...I mean, we could use a little exercise, right? I convinced the other two to hike up to the top and we began. The weather was freezing again and Krystie and Joel started lagging behind...slackers!! The dunes looked like Tatooine from Star Wars.