Cuddeback Lake in the Mojave Desert is the abandoned and forgotten site of WW2 Cuddeback Lake Air Force Gunnery Range, so you can occasionally find some pretty strange things sticking out of the lakebed. It is also one of the emergency landing sites for the X-15 rocket plane, where one crashed killing its pilot in 1969! The targets have been replaced with OHV tracks. Desolate and strange. Infrared. Near Atolia, CA.