Getting away for a day trip is always a nice mini vacation. This trip we went to the Calico mountains near Barstow, California. There’s a little tourist trap Ghost Town that you can pay to get in to, but we don’t go there. Instead, we go to the off roading area nearby which includes all different levels of trails. Unfortunately, this trip we left our guide book at home. While this isn’t too much of a problem as we’ve been to the area before, we weren’t quite sure how to get to the Bismark mine without taking one of the more difficult trails. We never did find the trail to Bismark on this trip, but we still had a great time roaming around and doing a little metal detecting.