ON THE BORDERLINE
We needed a halfway point between Joshua Tree and our next camp @ Lost Dutchman State Park in AZ. Lake Havasu, a damned area of the Colorado River, seemed to fit the bill...bonus!!!!...We got to see and walk across London Bridge.
Our new front yard
Yes, it's that London Bridge. Originally built in 1830, dismantled in 1967 and sold to the founder of Lake Havasu for $2,460,000 in 1968. The bridge was reassembled and rededicated in 1971.
But it wasn't all about the London Bridge. Turns out the area is a popular boating, off road vehicle, mountain bike and hiking paradise. Since we were only there for a day- we chose to do a hike through Sara's Crack (not OUR name). The hike was a five mile ramble down a wash, through a slot canyon, up a hill to a natural arch with a view to the lake beyond. Maps were sketchy and the trail petered out after the arch but we had fun finding our way back to the parking lot via another wash over the next hill.
Along the way we met Donna, a local, who joined us for our jaunt through the desert.
Yikes! That's an 8 foot drop there!
Where's the arch?
View from the arch to the lake
It's all about the rocks
We saved the mountain biking for next time. But no naked men were seen on this trail.