Monday, February 10, 2014

Road Trip

Received a new tent today. Boy is it big! Great tent but a little larger than we really need. We set it up in the front yard to make sure everything was present & accounted for. Only took a few minutes to set up. I think it will be a great "home" while we're on the road.
Trip itinerary:
Plan on running to Joshua Tree National Park on Wednesday. Camped @ "White Tank" a couple years ago so we'll likely make that our goal for Wed. afternoon.
Thursday goal will be "Tecopa Hot Springs" which is just south of Death Valley Nat. Park. Plan on meeting some other riders somewhere along the route on Thursday.
Furnace Creek is only a couple hours from Tecopa so we'll arrive at Furnace Creek early on Friday. We've committed to help out with the organizers of the Rally for Registration or where ever we can be of assisstance.
The Rally will extend until Monday AM..... We'll then head over to Panamint Springs with some other riders and spend one night camping there. From Panamint Springs we are somewhat in limbo. We may head over to Bakersfield, then over the Coastal Mountains to Morro Bay. We rode the same route a couple years ago and really enjoyed the ride. But....quite a few miles to cover in one day so we'll see. We plan on taking our time and stopping often.....Don't really want to ride the coast roads through Los Angeles again as it was somewhat of a traffic nightmare last time.
Darian wants to put her foot in the Pacific so we'll definately end up along the coast somewhere.....One of the fun things about a trip like this is having no schedule. We have a schedule for the first 6 days but after that we're open to whatever whims come our way.....

3 comments:

Richard M said...

Sounds like a cool trip. What route from Death Valley to the coast do you take to avoid the higher elevations?

BMW HACKER said...

Last time over we took the CA 178 through Trona to Lake Isabella to Bakersfield. Walker Pass (@5250') was the highest pass...then CA 58 through the Carrizo Plain to Santa Margarita. CA 58 is a remote road with no towns or humans....just a ranch here and there. So far the weather outlook is good.

Richard M said...

Looking forward to your ride report, hope you have a great trip!

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