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Guide to The East Mojave Heritage Trail — Ivanpah to Rocky Ridge [Segment 2]
Written by Dennis G. Casebier & the Friends of the Mojave Road
Maps by Bob Martin
Illustrated by Ted Jensen


This guide to the second segment of the East Mojave Heritage Trail contains a road log and an interpretative guide of historical points of interest, geology, archeology, wildlife, and flora of the East Mojave Desert. The guide includes summaries of the ghost town of Ivanpah; the Clark Mountain Mining District; Desert Bighorn Sheep; the Barstow-Vegas Motorcycle Race; Kelly Field; the Salt lake Trail; Kingston Springs; the Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad; Riggs; Silver Lake Talc Mine; Silver Lake; Sink of the Mojave; Baker, California; R . J. “Dad” Fairbanks; Turquoise Mines, Early Desert Roads; Yates Ranch; the Copper World Mine; the Molycorp Rare Earth Mine, the Mescal Mine; the Legend of Kokoweef; J. Riley Bembry; Ivanpah Mountains Mining Camps; Herbert “Gib” Gibson of Cima, California; the Valley View Ranch; East Mojave Rock Art; Cima Cinder Cones; and Rocky Ridge History.


Wilderness designations in the Desert Protection Act of 1994, closed 75 miles of the original 660-mile East Mojave Heritage Trail. A new route, bypassing the closed sections, has been pioneered by MDHCA member, Billy Creech. A map and supplement describing the new route is included with this book. In order to avoid Wilderness and to remain on open routes, you need to use the supplement in conjunction with the road log printed in this guide book.


First edition
47 color and 65 black and white photos, 19 maps
320 pages
8.6 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
Tales of the Mojave Road Publishing
Published 1988
LOC # 88-050030
ISBN 0-914224-16-6

Guide to The East Mojave Heritage Trail — Ivanpah to Rocky Ridge [Segment 2]

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