movie or read the novella, "A Boy and His Dog (1975)," this is where the post-apocalyptic tale was filmed. If you haven't done so, I must warn you, that it is one weird story.
133. Coyote Well, San Bernardino County (J-5), the first camping place on the road from Daggett to Death Valley, is about 17 miles northeast of Daggett. The traveler may go from Dagget by way of Otis and pass east of the Calico Range to the well, keeping in the open country all the way, or he may take another road which leads from Daggett northward by way of Borate. From Borate this road follows the narrow-gage railroad of the Pacific Borax Company to the divide of the Calico Mountains, then continues down the mountain slope to the main valley, where it turns eastward, following the valley to the open country, and thence north eastward to the well. The well (Pll. Ill, B) is easily found, as it stands by the roadside at the south end of Coyote Dry Lake. It is about 15 feet deep and is covered with a platform. There is a windlass and an iron pump at the well, but the pump handle was broken some time in the spring of 1905 by vandals. The water is abundant but it is slightly brackish. Small sulphur springs issue from the hills about 2 miles west of this well, but the water is small in quantity and is fit only for stock. The next water to be found on this road is about 14 miles farther north, at Langford Well (No. 134). Photo and text from: Springs in California-Congressional edition: Volume 5475 - January 1, 1909
Calico Early Man Site where we walked up and viewed the dig pits.
Adventure Duo. The Duo asked Jo Ann about a place to camp for the night. I invited them to join us but they declined. As Jan said to me, "who would want to follow someone as scraggly looking as you into the desert." I countered by saying that there have been many times in the past that hundreds of people have followed me into the desert. She responded with, "but they knew you." Touche.