For years we've adventured into the backroads of California. They are mining gold and building rockets in the Mojave. The deserts are always Castanedish experiences. These are some snapshots from a trip to the Mojave grotto of William "Burro" Schmidt, who toiled for decades to dig a hole through a mountain. There was a point when effort turned to obsession. When he finished, he left. Purpose is what you make it! It's a real adventure walkthrough in dark, at night, with no lights at all. The boy scouts go there to train there explorers. If you're claustrophobic it's extra fun. After visiting Burro Schmidt tunnel, we drove by Jawbone canyon to XCOR, part of the new revolution in suborbital spaceflight. More to come.