Fonts Point

As part of my brief expedition to the desert, I intended to pedal the Ogre up to Fonts Point, reputedly offering a fine view of the badlands between the Salton Sea and the town of Borrego Springs. The turn from the paved road is marked with a small sign in the sand. Interestingly, whether configured for driving, biking, or walking, Google Maps refused to allow me to plot a route from the turn up to Fonts Point. Apparently that’s because there’s no road or trail. Although four-wheel drive vehicles can get through, it’s really just a dry, sandy wash.

Well, if jeeps can get through, so can the Ogre and I, right?

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9 response to "Fonts Point"

  1. By: NancyG Posted: May 25, 2019

    Beautiful place, beautiful photos show a lot of the area. I have to guess that you use a drone to capture many of those distant photos. Very nice indeed.

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: May 25, 2019

      Thanks, Nancy. Actually, no drone. Fonts Point is high enough to provide a commanding view over all the surrounding terrain, so I just had to aim, zoom, and snap. I probably did go up on my tiptoes a couple of times. I’ve seen some amazing drone footage of bicyclists though, enough to make me want one. Drone, that is. But there’s probably no sense for a boring old guy like me to get a drone, unless Greg is willing to be my wild and crazy video star. 😉

      • By: NancyG Posted: May 27, 2019

        You do extremely well without a drone — no need for one for you. I enjoy ALL of your photos Bill, and your bike adventures.

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: May 25, 2019

    From TripAdvisor post: 2 wheel drives do get stuck in the sand . . . should that happen, hope for someone to come along with a 4WD and a wench. (sic)
    Beautiful photos as always, that is some rugged dry territory!
    Looking forward to more posts — what a great trip!

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: May 25, 2019

      Thanks, Rich. When I see that I’m on a road with four-wheel drive recommended, I always worry about pedaling my one-wheel drive. 😉

    • By: NancyG Posted: May 27, 2019

      The wench always gets the worst job.

  3. By: Tony Cullimore Posted: May 27, 2019

    A bit of a struggle but the views on arrival are stunning.

    While reading the trip description I recalled the bushranger I read about in South Australia. A smaller than average person, he rode an Ostrich! It was faster than the troopers’ horses in sand. He and Ostrich would have had no trouble on your track.

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: May 28, 2019

      I was about ready to purchase myself a four-wheel drive ostrich to get me through that sand. 😉

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