Jawbone-Butterbredt a place to visit
A short time back, my son and I took Bird Springs Road from the Los Angeles Aqueduct Road to Kelso Valley. Except for a few sandy spots, I'm sure almost any vehicle could make it through. The road is rough in spots but overall well maintained and signed. And, we had the old road all to ourselves.
According to a Boy Scout sign located at the intersection of Bird Springs with Kelso Road, John C. Fremont and party took this route in their famous exploration of the West in 1844. Some knowledgeable folk claim that he crossed at a place farther south. I'll report on this controversy at a later date.
Thanks to the great the effort by the Bureau of Land Management, off-road experience here is the best in the California Desert. I should know, I've been over the region for the past 50 years, from Saline Valley on the north to the Yuha Desert on the south. The Bureau has done a good job of maintaining and signing designated routes.
To get full benefit out of this country get a copy of "Off-Highway Vehicle Riding Areas and Trails", published by Friends of Jawbone at BLM Visitor Station located at the intersection of Highway 14 and Jawbone Road.
We'll talk more about this area later.