a few spring photos while on a break driving over to the desert While driving down to the desert, Meghan and I decided to go through Kern Canyon (just up from Bakersfield) instead of taking the larger Bakersfield-to-Barstow highway. We were really surprised by the canyon - it's a pretty nice drive. It reminded us both of the road up to McCall, Idaho. At one of the several fireroads we turned off the highway and drove in for a good place to hike the dog around. We parked and wandered around the hills for an hour or so before heading back to the car and over to the other side of the mountains and into the desert.