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PostSubject: Yosemite NOT!   Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:35 pm

Well our trip is complete!  It was planned to be a revisit for me and visit for the other two of Yosemite but due to the fire a large portion of the Park was not accessible.  Fortunately, I had alternate sites in mind so we were OK!  I left Wickenburg, AZ and rode to Yucaipa, CA and met my son (KLR650).







The above are pictures taken at the tomb of Hi Jolly in Quartzsite, AZ. Hi Jolly was the man that ran the camels for the US Army in the desert around Arizona in the mid 1800's!

The rest of the ride was uneventful and was a 272 mile day!
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PostSubject: Re: Yosemite NOT!   Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:40 pm

Day two:  my son Chris and I headed up to Independence, CA to our hotel. After checking in we headed up to Onion Valley in the mountains above Independence!







In case anyone doubts the elevation!






Back to the hotel and the end of Day two!
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PostSubject: Re: Yosemite NOT!   Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:52 pm

Day three:

Chris and I headed to Lone Pine to do some sightseeing!  We went to Manzanar (a Japanese internment camp in WW2) then down to the Alabama Hills where many movies were filmed over the years.  Mostly westerns but was used as Afghanistan in Iron Man (2008) and as Nevada in the all-time favorite, Tremors!















After Alabama Hills we headed up to Whitney Portal!  I believe the highest elevation was about 8600 feet!  Then we went back down to Lone Pine and toured the Film Museum.












We got back to the hotel and found our friend Bob had finally arrived on his Gold Wing!!!

End Day three.

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PostSubject: Re: Yosemite NOT!   Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:07 pm

On Monday the three of us headed up Highway 395 to our next hotel in Mammoth Lakes, CA! Our plan was to check-in and then head out to Bodie, CA. Bodie is a well preserved ghost town and is very picturesque and well taken care of... The road is great...up to a point! The last three miles are DIRT; and uphill. Easy, yes for the KLR but the Silver Wing and the Gold Wing well not quite so easy! We made it but it was hairy. One NOTE, we saw NO Harley's in Bodie probably for that reason, a couple of dual-sports but Bob and I were the only street bikes up there.




















A scenic trip but after this we headed back to the hotel in Mammoth Lakes.

End of day!



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PostSubject: Re: Yosemite NOT!   Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:27 pm

Very nice m8, good photos
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PostSubject: Re: Yosemite NOT!   Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:35 pm

Tuesday morning we packed up and hit another of our alternate destinations; Devil's Postpile!  This is allegedly the largest basalt formation in the US.  We left early and were in for a brisk ride as we started at 7000 feet so and went up to 9000 feet in spots; brrr.  Very pretty though!













The last two pictures are of springs bubbling up out of the ground!  Not exactly HOT springs but warmer than the surrounding waters.  Pretty cool in any event!!!

After this we headed to Ridgecrest, CA and spent the night then headed to Laughlin, NV for a couple cheap nights of R and R!!!

We all parted company on Friday and the other two headed to Southern California while I headed back to Wickenburg!

Nine miles from Wickenburg, I reached this milestone:




My trip was 1521 miles and the Silver Wing ran flawlessly as usual, the high elevations had little or no effect on any of our bikes and it made for cool riding at times.

None of us had any mechanical problems and we had a great time! Now to rest up and plan the NEXT ride!!!!!

Hope you have enjoyed this account!
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PostSubject: Re: Yosemite NOT!   Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:46 pm

cheers  cheers  Thanks Glenn. Nice report. cheers  cheers 
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PostSubject: Re: Yosemite NOT!   Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:58 pm

Great Report, Nice Photos.
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PostSubject: Re: Yosemite NOT!   Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:59 pm

Cool trip Glenn. Aren't you the same Glenn that posted on the GWOF that sent me a PM?
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PostSubject: Re: Yosemite NOT!   Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:17 pm

DanB wrote:
Cool trip Glenn. Aren't you the same Glenn that posted on the GWOF that sent me a PM?
That would be me Dan!!! Welcome!
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PostSubject: Re: Yosemite NOT!   Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:47 pm

Glenn, here's a pic of the GW I just sold. I've got a great angst right now being without a bike.

Well apparently I can't send pics from my iPad. I tried to crop and re-size but to no avail. Sorry, no pic. Funny I can send pics to other motorcycle forums from my iPad.
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PostSubject: Re: Yosemite NOT!   Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:30 pm

<<<---- Jealous!
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PostSubject: Re: Yosemite NOT!   Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:00 am

Glen,
Very nice report of your trip. I am jealous! Here on Oahu, you can travel around the island in a single day. I enjoyed the pictures. Ride safe. And Aloha
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PostSubject: Ride   Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:28 am

Fantastic!
I am so jellos and hate people that go out on these adventures and don't invite me.:lol!:
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PostSubject: Re: Yosemite NOT!   Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:47 am

johnd wrote:
Fantastic!
I am so jellos and hate people that go out on these adventures and don't invite me.:lol!:
Hey! I posted notice a month ago and invited anyone who wanted to tag along to let me know!!! LOL

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PostSubject: Ride   Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:04 am

I am only 65 still love my job and the money but am just about ready just say, "I'm out of here" just so that I can jump at opportunities like that. :lol!:
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PostSubject: Re: Yosemite NOT!   Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:02 pm

Thanks for the trip report, the invite, and for keeping us enthused!
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