Goffs- Ghost Town

Formerly a mining town and railroad stop, now slowly mummifying in the desert heat, Goffs stands forgotten in the Mojave wastes. When Route 66 was moved further south, traffic to and from Goffs trickled off and died out. A house, general store, some sheds, and the back of a semi filled with personal belongings are …

Zzyzx- Abandoned Health Spa in the Desert

This is one of my favorite spots in the western desert. Zzyzx was a strange sort of town and “health spa” built around the natural Soda Springs. It was founded and built by a complete quack and radio evangelist, Curtis Howe Springer. He seems to have been one of the get-rich-quick types, involved in many …