It rained most of the way, but just before Palm Spings it stopped. Nice rainbow at the windmills.
Near the start of the hike to Carey's Castle. With ours maps and GPS we hoped to find it. It's location has been kept a secret thru the years to protect it from damage.
Nice looking tree in the wash.
A barrel cactus.
There were some nice rock formations in the canyon.
Trying to figure out the way to go. The canyon had a few forks in it.
After hunting around for a while we found Carey's mine, a vertical shaft covered with a grate.
Sooz and Earnie checking out the mine.
Looking down on the ladders descending into the pit mine.
We knew that the castle had to be close by.
A short time later we found Carey's Castle.
Sooz takes a peek inside.
There was a key hanging on the door, but we couldn't figure out what it was for.
Inside the Castle. Looks like the rats have taken over, their dropping were all over the place.
The blue can on the shelve contained the register.
Sooz signing the register while Earnie plays his flute.
While looking through the register, I found an entree made by PCT Packer & Snow Nymph.
Some rusty artifacts and a lot of rat poop.
A rats nest on the shelve.
A window and some of the stone work that was used to seal openings to from the castle.
More stone work to seal another opening.
Earnie, Sooz and Joe(me).
An overall view of the rock pile that forms the Castle.
Heading out of the canyon, almost back to the truck.
We had a nice sunset as we drove back to look for a place to camp for the night.
All the camp sites in the park were full. We were lucky to find this cool spot outside the park.