Manzanar

About 14 miles north of Lone Pine on the ironically named Manzanar Reward Road is the Manzanar National Historic Site. In 1942, the United States government ordered more than 110,000 people of Japanese-ancestry to leave their homes and be detained in remote, military-style camps. Manzanar War Relocation Center was one of ten camps where Japanese American citizens and resident …

Mojave National Preserve

Heading back West out of Arizona we decide to spend a few days in the Mojave National Preserve. We’re expecting to find some stunning views and fun exploration while wandering about the third largest unit of the National Park System in the contiguous United States. After a quick stop at the little Hole-In-The-Wall Information Center …