After Greene's cabin, we jumped back onto our route and motored on. For a few miles, the high-altitude plant life was still around us, making the Clark Mountain area seem like an island transplanted from somewhere else.
Further down, yucca trees took over, and rocks became more abundant than the soil and plants that covered the terrain in the upper reaches. If you click on this photo, you can see the power lines in the distance.
Power lines in the desert also mean power line roads beneath them. You'll find goods, services, and other humans if you follow power lines long enough.
Power line roads are very helpful in the desert. No, they're not necessarily 4x4 routes, but they're maintained and they lead to some sort of civilization. If you're lost and find a power line road, you'll eventually end up on the pavement. "Eventually" is a key word here, and the implication is that you need to have plenty of fuel on board to enable a bit of unexpected exploration.
We weren't lost. In our case, Shane had planned our journey to include power line road. We were using it to get to the next pavement section, which would then lead to the next 4x4 trail.