The Lions of Amboy

Visit Date: October 5, 2015

One of my favorite things about driving through the desert is that you never know what you're going to find. The "Lions of Amboy" are a prime example.

Located approximately 400 feet south of Route 66, between the town of Amboy, Cal and Kelbaker Road, two Chinese Guardian Lions sit in the middle of the Mojave Desert. Waiting for something. Or someone. One male, one female, they stand about six-feet-tall and appear to be made of solid white marble. Does a lion roar in the desert when no one is there? I don't know the answer to that question and many other things, but I do know that these lions are pretty cool. There's a sign-in book at one of the lions, in case you want to leave your mark. I chose not to. Take only pictures, leave only footprints....

Off in the distance, the Lion sings tonight.

I have a hunch they might be some kind of Real Estate voodoo.

On the other side of Route 66 from the Lions of Amboy, is what I've named, "The Hill of Names." I have no doubt that if I lived in the area, my name would also be on that hill.

A slight distance from the Hill of Names, I ran across "The End of the Ride."

You never know what you'll find if you get off the main road and hike a bit.

A short video of California Route 66, from Daggett to Chambless. The Lions of Amboy make a guest appearance! Please like, comment and subscribe to my Youtube channel.

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