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I've used an alternate route on my return trip from the desert
to my home in the SF Bay area several times.
It goes like this: When I get to Mojave CA.,
instead of contnuing west on Rt 58, I hang a right,
on Rt 14 heading north, and then hang a left
on RT 178 heading west, which takes you past
Lake Isabella and then down to Bakersfield along
the Kern River.
I've only included a few images on this page,
but I think if you see them you will agree,
it is a spectacular drive, and well worth the extra time.
It's a difficult place to photograph though - a very
narrow two lane road, with only a few spots to park.
But when it can look like this?
Wild horses couldn't keep me away! :-)