From our campsite we took a short morning hike toward Eagle Rocks. This area burned a few years ago.
The rocks here look more like they belong in Joshua Tree
The bigger of the two Eagle Rocks
We can see Kelso Depot from here
We stopped by a random mine that showed on the map. Not much to see.
Nice view though.
The 'mine'. Looked more like a well.
The one interesting thing was a windmill powered waterpump that filled this tub for the cattle. The locked box is a wildlife camera, probably motion-sensored. I wonder if they get anything other than cattle.
The windmill, still being used to pump water.
At Hole in the Wall
Lots of holes in these walls
The rings. This is probably 10 feet high
At Mitchell Caverns we have some time to kill before the tour, so we wander a nature trail and enjoy the view.
A fallen stalactite on display at the visitor's center. Just like trees, they have rings that help determine their age.
The roof of Mitchell Canvern at the entrance - the black roof is soot from generations of Native American fires.
Inside Mitchell Caverns
Our guide uses a laser pointer to point out the rare coral formations.
Our tour guide
Looking straight up into stalactites above me. Then I quickly hurried out of the way. Ouch!
The picnic table at our campsite.
Yes, we added our own.
The empty campground.
Sunset from the campground
Sunset and Eagle Rocks silhouette
High clouds - this was when a storm was moving in, which would hit over the next few days while we stayed in vegas.