Re: Routes around Trona...
Posted by David A. Wright on August 29, 2001 at 22:49:25:
In Reply to: Routes around Trona... posted by Plotter on August 28, 2001 at 15:14:44:
Technically, all land east of the Searles Lake surface and south of the Inyo/San Bernardino County line is inside the B-Range of China Lake NWC.
The road from the Pinnacles used to run to Pilot Knob Valley and thence east to Shoshone/Tecopa prior to that land being taken out of public lands, now the same road being used and upgraded by the military.
You might try contacting IMC Chemicals in Trona and speak with Arzell Hale and inquire if it is possible to use company roads on Searles Lake to fullfill your desire to cross over Trona via dirt roads. Arzell is the Director of Administration at the company. His number is (760)372-2139. There is quite a network of company roads across the lake, all unpaved, of course. I believe one of them will take you to the northern shore of Searles Lake, where you can tie in with the road past Valley Wells.