Rice, California: Shoe Fence

Nailing old shoes to a fence... did you have something more productive you needed to be doing?
CA Hwy 62, Rice, CA
On the south side of CA62 between the intersection with CA177 and US Hwy95. Map point is a complete guesstimate, give or take 10 miles east or west.
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Shoe Gas Island.

Shoe Fence

You can find the fence at mile marker 108. Some shoes on the fence had dates from (assumed) visits to the shoe fence. There is a dilapidated building to the west with more shoes. My kids had fun throwing a pair up there.

[Jennifer, 08/17/2017]

Sign at shoe fence.

Shoe Fence

Good photo op. Stopped on Christmas Eve -- the road wasn't too busy. A few others stopped to take photos too.

[Lisa, 12/26/2015]

Shoe fence.

Shoe Fence

The shoe fence has grown since I drove by it three years ago.

[Rex Rosenberg, 02/19/2014]

A thriving shoe fence should grow a few "feet" every year, har-de-har.

Shoe Fence.

Shoe Fence

The shoe fence is operational!

[julia barbee, 08/14/2013]

The shoe fence has accumulated castoff footwear for many years, probably because there are no trees in the desert to make a Shoe Tree. Wonder if there's such a thing as a Shoe Tumbleweed?

Shoe Fence.

Shoe Fence

A soulful exhibit of footwear just east of the railroad tracks near Rice, California, on Hwy 63. The fence surrounds nothing in particular, but is covered in various shoes and accoutrements.

I've been passing by this fence in the Mojave National Preserve for many years now, and every time its collection seems to have grown. I think this fence may have taken the place of the shoe tree near Vidal Junction that burned down some years ago.

[Katherine, 08/24/2010]

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