Published January 23, 2014 by Jana

I visited a ghost town, Oatman, AZ.  Well, it claims to be a ghost town.  There are an awful lot of people living and working there for a ghost town.  It is more like an old west town.

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Donkeys included.  lol 

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I traveled on Rt. 66 to and from Oatman.

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Through the Mohave Desert there are miles and miles of these roadside mounds.  I think they are some sort of sand or water control. 

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Hundreds of people have marked them with names and such in rocks.  I think it’s like desert graffiti.  Coleslaw Kid went to a little extra effort and painted his rocks in some kind of sparkly paint before spelling out his tag name. 

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I also made a quick visit to Joshua Tree National Park.  I hiked out into the desert for about a mile and watched the sunset.  I didn’t want to go too far, there wasn’t a real trail.  I made sure I could still hear people and road traffic, so I couldn’t get lost. 

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“The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.” – Henry David Thoreau



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