The Ellis Wayside Rest
Located near Descanso, there is a cutoff section of the Old Highway 80. The road is still visible though nature is slowly reclaiming it, in sections of it landslides and vegetation are covering it. The road is still in good shape, but as one progresses down the road it slowly becomes buried due to erosion of the surrounding land.
A ways down you come to a pile of stones, There is some noticeable graffiti and what appears to be a man made depression within one of the rocks. You have stumbled upon what remains of the Ellis Wayside Rest. This was a stop for the road weary traveler, since the 1930's one could stop and rest here. The man made depression, if you look closely, has a small hole drilled into it. This was were the depression was fed by springs up the hill, The springs were discovered by Charles Ellis about the turn of the century. One could get water to drink or to fill one Radiator.
Charles Ellis is the man The Ellis Wayside Rest was name for. He settled in the area in the 1860's and was a station master at Coyote Wells.