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Old 05-05-2019, 03:27 PM   #16
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Default Re: Los Angeles or dust - we chose Harleys!

.... They told us the NP consists of two deserts.
We followed the main road through the NP from the main entrance in 29-Palms southbound to HWY 10. I recommend to do so.

Otherwise you miss the moment of swinging down from the higher elevations into the lower Colorado Desert. That drive combined with the views was fantastic.

Pics wont do it justice - so no pics.
In the Colorado Desert all boulders and Yoshua trees are gone just a rocky desert with some bushes.

But not when we came, the rain of the weeks before turned it into a flowering desert.







After leaving the park we went west on HWY 10 to Palm Desert and then up the Pines to Palms HWY. This is really something!!!
You should do it twice - up and down and enjoy the perfect road.
Pics wont do it justice - so no pics, just the map.



Now the fun was over. We saw the clowds before and the weatherman had told us also. It started to rain.

The plan was to go to Borrego Springs after Pines to Palms HWY. We skipped the plan after refuelling of petrol, coffee and cake. There was no chance of a dry ride. So it was the HWY heading for San Diego.
The easterly route was the original plan - for sure more fun the the Hwy.





In the evening we were dry again.
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Old 05-05-2019, 05:19 PM   #17
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Yeah the boulders are quite impressive.
Here is the story to it:
>>After the arrival of the arid climate of recent times, flash floods began washing away the protective ground surface. As they were exposed, the huge eroded boulders settled one on top of another, creating those impressive rock piles we see today.<<


https://www.nps.gov/jotr/learn/natur...formations.htm

....and now I'm off to SoCal via all those Google links
Thanks!
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Old 05-05-2019, 05:34 PM   #18
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What a stroke of LUCK!! That's awesome!
Incredible what nature can serve up...
and how lucky can one get to be there for only a few days and see THAT!!



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In the evening we were dry again.
Rather looks like you got wet again....on the inside
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Old 05-05-2019, 06:27 PM   #19
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Rather looks like you got wet again....on the inside
What a pity!
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Old 05-05-2019, 11:09 PM   #20
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Day 3 Sunday


Remembering yesterday?



Todays weather is fine. First we looked into San Diego for a coffee in the Hard Rock Cafe. After some wandering around to find a nice road parallel to the coast we finally made it going North.



We stopped sometimes for inspecting the beach.






Mark wants to walk over to Hawaii.



Me coming back from a nice ride on the beach.



We took it easy for the last 20 hours. Back to Eaglerider, then Hotel in Santa Monica, walk to the Santa Monica beach, some food on the pier.



Next morning walking to the beach.



Time to leave for Frankfurt Airport with this big bus.



Looking forward to see you next time somewhere else, riding together.
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