Sandy Wash is a short trail which leads from the Mead Davis Power Line road down to the shore of Lake Mojave, Nevada. We opted to drive Empire Wash off the 95 and turn left of Mead Davis Power Line Road and the right down Sandy Wash.
The small beach at the end of the trail offers a wonderful location, to picnic, camp, or jump into Lake Mojave to cool off with a swim. The beach is surrounded with Tamarisk bushes and willows to offer some privacy and the true feeling of being in a remove spot. The rocky beach is located in a small cove, and there is a small arch just at the water line. On the day we did the trail, the air was rather hot, but a monsoon blew in while we swam and enjoyed and very cold beer.
The road for the most part is very easy by 4×4 standards and should be passable by most vehicles. This is true with the exception of the last 100 feet of the trail which contains a water crossing about 30 inches deep and 100 feet long.
The two approaches to the trail head are from Mead Davis Power line road, or the much more scenic Empire wash.
Is that water still 30in deep? May go sometime soon, but am wondering if levels have dropped since then.
I have not made it down to Lake Mojave this summer. I would tend to think that the trails have changed with the heavy monsoons this summer. I believe that Lake Mead is up over four feet in the past six weeks. If you take a trip down there, please update me with your findings.