My walk today began in Mineola, some 14 miles east of Barstow on Rt 66 and ended in Newbury Springs, CA at the only RV Campground with full services until Needles, CA, some 120+ miles away. Therefore, I'll base out of here at night for the next three days.

I started at 5am, about 1 hour before first light and almost 2 hours before a beautiful sunrise.

It's very cool, almost cold at about 58 degrees in the beginning. I need a fleece pullover under my day-glow yellow WTFOD T-shirt that I wear to help keep me safe on the road. 

But by the time I arrived at the campground it was intense sun and already hot.


Rick Hubbard


Citizen, activist, writer, retired attorney and former economic consultant.