While visiting the BLM office in Ridgecrest I picked up a sheet on Fossil Falls which is about 35 miles north of Inyokern on Hwy 395. No one at the BLM could tell me if the Fossil Falls campsites were big rig friendly or not but a fellow camper told me he ‘thought’ that was where he had camper with his big 5th a few years back. Inspired by my Jawbone Canyon experience, I decided to check it out. I knew that any camping area that was only 1.5 miles down a gravel road couldn’t be too bad.
|Funky Fossil Falls|
I stopped at a wide spot by the registration and took a walk down to the Fossil falls, which isn’t really a waterfall. There used to be a waterfall and now all that remains is interesting holes and swirls and holes in the lava rock that the falls had once run over. Interesting but been there, done that, and now I just wanted to get the heck out of there without getting stuck, hurting my rig or having to unhook.
On my way back from paying the fee, I took a detour and followed a sign to Little Lake Overlook, which was several miles down a another gravel road.
|Campsite looking East with moon rising|