A early Saturday start of overcast clouds as we cruised out of town to our expedition.
After using the RV dumps at the AM/PM in Mecca we headed down Hwy111, there are many groves of plam trees along the way.
Plam trees gave away to orange trees and grape vines.
Grape vines heavy with fruit.
Salton Sea is sighted, our turn off isn't far from here.
Here it is,the turn off to Park Side to lead us to Canal Road.
Looks like we're going to have company on this road.
Asphalt turns to a sandy road.
Purple Sand Verbena on Dos Plamas Rd just before Coachella Canal Road.
Coachella Canal Rd ahead and up.
It's the end of the road for them,he won't take his rig up there.
Well, it is a road that's runs parallel to Coachella Canal Rd. The map it program indicate forward HO!
A good view of the Salton Sea to the west of us.
A off roading group camping out just below the our high perch on the road.
Our summit road led to lower elevation along the canal itself.
Mojave Lupine lined on side of the dirt road.
A lonely chair waiting for someone to adopt it.
Our travel along Coachella Canal rd ended with a closed gate.
Having to change course to a road going through some shrubs.
We shirked by a large Creoste bush with lots a of yellow flowers.
The new dirt road runs parallel with the canal for a few miles.
Winding around and through the local growth of Brittlebush in bloom.
There are many Desert Pincushion along the way.
Many Blazing Star flowers were making their presence known.
Many of the flower we have seen along the trail were our first time to view them such as this California Chicory.
While stopping on Bradshaw Trail Julie pointed out a Desert 5 Spot.
Desert Five Spot
Hey Babe, its time to get moving.
Bradshaw Trail runs parallel with the power poles for several miles.
Traveling along and this fence appears for a short while,unkown as why it's here.
Our road opens up and some piles of gravel are stored here.
Moving on toward a group of dirt bikers next to a fenced canal.
It was their first time out here,like us.
High flying planes from near by military base.
Bradshaw Trail signage.
Offical start of the Bradshaw Trail.
The Beginning,The Bradshaw Trail
Lots of Mesquite and some blue flowers.
We are now bordering the Chocolate Mountain Naval range, seeing many warning signs.
Offroaders catching up with us and soon we are in their dust.
Orocopia Mountains Wilderness area can be seen fron here as we motored along the Bradshaw Trail.
More warning signs.
More dirt riders.
A large group of dirt dudes just finished passing us up.
Another stop for flower photo shots, a beautiful Ghost Flower in the above photo.