Saturday, April 17, 2010

Amboy Crater's Hike

Good morning to all my readers, in this fine, magnificent country of ours. There is so much to see in this land of beauty.

We are at Amboy Crater were we can boondock for a few days. The area where we are parked at is about 1/4 mile from the entrance, as there is not enough room for our rig there at in the parking area. It's ok for a few days. It is a fine site to see the crater not fare from the big town of Amboy.

The town of Amboy,California is a ghost town in the Mojave Desert, on the "Old Route 66". With the population of about 20 now.
It was estableished in 1883 and became a boon town in 1926 with the opening of Rt.66.
In 1938 Roy's Motel and Cafe opened. When the Santa Fe Railroad came through town it helped also.

The Amboy Crater is a 6,000 year old volcono. It is in the Mojave Desert, about 2 1/2 from the town of Amboy. It is just off of the "Old U.S. Highway 66".
It is 944ft. above sea leavel and about 250ft. above the surrounding lava fields. Belive me they are rough to walk on.
The trail to the rim has no markings, it is steep, and rocky. Make sure you bring water and sunshade. It does get very hot and windy there.

There are rest rooms and picnic tables, with shade. There is motorhome parking about 1/4 mile before you get to the parking area. We parked there for a few days. We hiked the trails around the area some. I hike behind DesertDale and got to enjoy seen his behind wiggle now and then.

Here are two friend we seen on our hike to the crater. One is a "Desert Iguana". The other is a "Sidewinder" It was a rough trail up the side of the crader. But Oh! What a site. It was worth it.

Now "Super-Cross" is on. So it is time to sign-off for now. Kitfoxgal

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