Last Wednesday we travelled the twenty miles from Quartzsite to Blythe, where we bought groceries, then headed down Highway 10 to Wiley Wells Road.The road is paved for the first three miles until it reached the state prison.
After that it was washboard for ten miles. It took an hour to reach the BLM camping area. Six miles down the road passed Wiley Wells LTVA, Coon Hollow LTVA is nine miles from the prison and one mile from the free 14 day BLM.
The signs say Wilderness and it certainly was desolate. No cell phone, no internet, no people.
There were no RVs when we arrived, but later a fifth wheel with Ontario plates parked about a half mile away.
The Hauser Geode Bed was six miles from where we camped.
Not the prettiest desert
The Geode Beds
Because we are complete novices at rock hounding we just looked for spots where other people had been digging.
We had a small pick, a hand trowel, a shovel and one ice cream bucket.
And a great view.
We did find some Geodes they are not spectacular, but we like them and we had so much fun.
We are at Holtville BLM for a few days, we have about three weeks before we start heading north, not sure what we will go from here.