Last river crossing on 3/3/2018
The first part of the drive is uneventful as you head west from Kelbaker Road. Crossing Soda Lake is fairly routine, too, when the lake is dry. Concerns peak, however, if it has rained recently. You may be forced to take a long detour (described in mileage log). If you can cross the lake, you then enter an area where the trail may be obscured by wind-blown sand, increasing your chance of getting lost. Finally, you pass through Afton Canyon, which includes two crossings of the Mojave River. At rare times, these crossings can be very deep. Only street-legal vehicles are allowed inside Mojave National Preserve. OHV area west of preserve.
Submitted by Matt Peterson
No changes to directions. River crossing at 34.8 miles was a little above the top of the wheels on a stock Tacoma (about 32″.)