Directions to the Lava Tube, Mojave National Preserve

Directions to the Lava Tube, Mojave National Preserve

Posted: August 22, 2016 at 04:11PM

How do you find the Lava Tubes at Mojave National Preserve? It’s not easy — there are almost no signs for it. This video shows you where to turn, if you’re coming from Baker, California. Watch for a dirt road on the left side of the road. The dirt road is 19 miles south of Baker, and 15 miles north of the Kelso Visitor Center. The dirt road is called Aiken Mine Road — but there is no sign for it. Once on the dirt, you’ll have to drive another 5 miles. 4 wheel drive is recommended, but you will probably be able to reach the trailhead in any car, so long as you use caution. and provide driving videos and stories to help you plan your trip. Check out hundreds of videos on my YouTube channel. Subscribe if you like it! Dozens of new videos are on the way in the coming weeks.

I made this trip in March, 2016. Video shot with a Brinno TLC-200 Pro time-lapse camera, mounted on my roof with a homemade magnetic case. I travel with two Brinno cameras – one facing forward, the other in reverse. Sometimes the reverse camera captures better video (fewer raindrops and bugs hit the rear-view lens).

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I am running down the long hallway of Viewmont Elementary
Artist: Chris Zabriskie
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