TAA Day 2 - Bakerfield Ca to Las Vegas

I forgot to mention yesterday, you can click on any image and view it full screen.

Latitude: 35º 06' 37" N Longitude: 118º 20' 16" W Altitude: 3,889 ft

Wind generated power farm - question, there are 38 million people living in California, how many of these will we need to supply power to the entire population?



Can someone explain why there is so much trash along the highways in California? mind boggling!





Latitude: 35º 17' 31" N Longitude: 118º 00' 39" W Altitude: 2,066 ft

Ran into a few run down buildings along the highway, maybe the highlight of the unnatural beauty of the day. This may have been part of some sort of a mining operation.





 


Latitude: 36º 25' 27" N Longitude: 117º 49' 51" W Altitude: 3,767 ft

A dry lake bed close to Olancha Ca. Very beautiful.




Okay, at this point the iPhone GPS App (GPS-Motion X, highly recommended) stopped allowing me to upload information (but the GPS portion continued to work?) because of not having a cell signal, and I was too lazy to write it all down, the rest are all close to or within Death Valley National Park.









At sea level in the park. In order to not have a million footprints in my images I had to hike about a mile into the sand dunes. Yes, it was hot.






I have to say, the beamer really enjoyed today (note at this point 39.2 mpg!!!) , she was just sippen the fuel, averaging about 34.5 mpg so far on the trip, I expect this to improve once we get to flat land.

And for those of you who pay attention to things like this, on the road to Death Valley today I went past one lone service station, price for diesel, $5.97/gal. Normal prices in California is between $3.95 and $4.30/gal. I'll let you all know the price for the same 1 gallon when I get to Texas.


Planned next, driving up into Utah. Gotta go have breakfast.

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