These pictures are from June 23rd, 2012. The first two pictures are from along the 178, thats goes from Bakersfield to Lake Isabella. It’s a narrow two lane highway, one side jagged rocks, the other side Kern River, which this year (2017) is flowing really strong since the repair of the dam for Lake Isabella.
My husband found a spot to stop so we could get out and stretch our legs and check out the scenary. This spot is from the lower part of the Kern River, well south of the dam. The river was flowing really at good rate of speed at the time. It was a peaceful spot with tons of rocks. My husband found two rock halves at about 20 feet apart that turned out to be the same rock. There are so many river rocks and giant boulders.
Continuing down the 178 towards Lake Isabella the town.
The first picture is from Lake Isabella the town, which is surrounded by mountions covered with giant boulders. The second picture is over looking the lake and surrounding towns. Lake Isabella the lake and town, and Bodfish with the 178.
This is along the Caliente-Bodfish Historical Route. It’s a narrow two lane road that can come down to single lane. This is also a free range road, so you have to be cautious of cows being on the road.
The black circle is around the river rock that my husband found 20 feet apart at that spot in the pictures in the second section. I took some other rocks and decorated our porch with them. The river rock had been with us a month when it was brutally kicked across the street by a crazy guy. This guy, who claimed he a million dollar meteroite, said our rock was uraninite. He starts moving the rock halves with he feet, and shouting, “It’s uraninite!” We tried to tell him that the river rock was harmless but to no avail. My husband picked up the halves and brought them back.
We have some smaller rocks that we know aren’t safe, but river rock, is pretty safe unless you drop one on your toes.