The log book told of a snug, well kept dwelling that was used often for decades.
Interesting account of a visit to the cabin in 1979 can be found here.
Our plan had originally been to walk out to the Lost Lake playa on the second day but my exploring spirit was dampened by the thought of walking eight miles on a road that I could have driven 22 years ago.
Road conditions improved after we passed the Fort Irwin gate. Kingston Peak in the distance.