Copied over from the Mojave Road thread: There is no one particular trail. I have a loose sequence of dirt roads & trails that can be strung together as far as the southern edge of Searles Lake. Then it runs into trouble. China Lake comes right down to the edge of the lakebed. To pass the lake on the east side means crossing onto the Mil Res. Not sure if that is doable or not. The southern most border of CL has a barbed wire fence backed up by two parallel 4' wide x 2.5' deep grooves cut in the ground. Yea, we could probably get across it, but it's pretty obvious we're not supposed to be there. If the Searles Lake boundary has such a feature then the route either has to venture out onto the lake bed (which is under the control of the two big mining companies in Trona) or it has to go on pavement around the lake thru Trona. The alternate route I've been contemplating is to turn east in Johnson Valley and head towards Baker. Then go up to West Side Rd. in DVNP and come across thru Goler Wash. There is a possible other route east of Afton, but I need to check to see if it first, goes thru, and second doesn't cross onto land(s) that are off limits. If you don't have them, the BLM maps for the Mojave are well worth the investment. I'm close to having all of them. I've been buying mine from Jawbone Station, but you can buy them over the phone and possibly online thru the Ridgecrest BLM office.