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Joshua Tree/Borrego Springs SoCal Tour

 Friday, Apr, 27

 09:30am - 05:00pm

 Ride Rating 3B

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Mel's Diner Folsom
13399 Folsom Boulevard CA, 95630
(916) 985-7337

Hey Folsom HOGsters,

Time to start the riding season off with a trip "down south".   Come join us for a multi-day ride through some pristine Southern California desert terrain before it gets too hot.  We'll hookup at Mel's Diner on Folsom Blvd, near the shop around 8:30 on 4/27, for a fat free breakfast and a departure time of 9:30-10:00.  This ride with go over the Sierras, down to the little town of Lone Pine the first night.  From there, we'll go to Twentynine Palms for the night, right on the edge of Joshua Tree National Park for an early trek through the park the next day.   From there, we'll tour the Interpretive center of the Salton Sea, just outside of Mecca.  This was a big time resort (referred to as "The Lake Tahoe of SoCal") that has since turned to ruin.  Next stop is beautiful downtown Borrego Springs for a stop at the visitor's center and a chance to see life size metal sculptures of Lions and Tigers and Dinosaurs.  Later in the day, it's time for a surprise celebration over pie and ice cream in the little town of Julian on our way to Motel 6 in beautiful downtown Hemet (no, not the one with the cops and rifles).  The third feature of the ride is a putt to Lake Hughes with a stop at the Rock Inn.  From there, it's North over the grapevine for an exciting evening in Bakersfield, our last night on the road.

Here are the Motels along the way:

Here’s what I have lined up for the ride:

Date          Destination                    Hotel                    Phone Number
4/27           Lone Pine                 Portal Motel               (760) 876-5930 
4/28          Joshua Tree                  Motel 6                   (760) 904-6992
4/29          Hemet, CA                    Motel 6                   (951) 929-8900
4/30          Bakersfield                    Motel 6                   (661) 834-2828

Here we go!!

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