Bicycle route (in red) from Mid Hills campground to Blue Jay Mine via Wild Horse Canyon Road, Mojave National Preserve
Date: May 21, 2010, 19h52
The stream from Malpais Spring is very shallow, so I try digging a hole deep enough to accommodate the end of my water filter
Hmmm... not sure I can get any water here without significant work. The hole I dig is in sand so soft that the stream instantly disappears into it instead of accumulating! I refill my hole and continue onward a bit disappointed.