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Rock Formations

Robber's Roost

The Robber's Roost formation is located in the foothills of the Scodie Mountains (see Kiavah Wilderness) of the Southern Sierra Nevada Mountain Range in the North Mojave Desert. The formation overlooks the Indian Wells Valley near Ridgecrest, CA (Kern County).

Robber's Roost, Ridgecrest, CA.

History

Outlaws were known to use the formation as a lookout for stagecoaches that were moving south toward Los Angeles and the Antelope Valley from the Owens Valley or west through Walker Pass toward the San Joaquin Valley. Stagecoaches along this route often carried gold, silver and other valuables from the local mines.

Tiburcio Vasquez was most notorious outlaw to benefit from the use of Robber's Roost for ambush.

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