This is what I have to look forward if I head north today to Washington and end my trip. 46 degree rain isn’t my idea of fun.
I think I will stay in San Francisco a day or so.
I have been camping at a recreation park outside of Ojai, CA for the past three days. The camp is roughly 40 miles north of Los Angeles.
I wasn’t crazy about riding into the “Belly Of The Beast” of LA. I did ride as far as Malibu and the very northern tip of LA on the Pacific Coast Hwy.
Malibu was what you would expect from a “beach coast” city. Very crowded. I did enjoy riding around the Santa Monica Natl. Recreation Area and beach, north of Malibu.
The plan this morning is to head up Rt-1 to Big Sur, CA. After that I plan to go to San Francisco, before heading back to Washington State.
While in San Francisco, I hope to see some places like China Town, which I missed on my first visit.
Well I gotta get motoring…
I left Organ Pipe Cactus Natl. Park and headed north. I wanted to make some distance so I headed for the interstate. Once on the road, I remembered why bikers don’t like that type of road. Being on a smaller bike, I tend to get blown around a bit more by semis and other large vehicles on the road. The sights were not that great either, I am afraid.
I was going to camp at Joshua Tree Natl. Park. Being the weekend, most campsites were booked full so I decided to find a room at Twentynine Pines, north of the park.
Mind you, I am getting burned out of seeing cactus and rocks so I really wasn’t too excited by most of what I saw in the park.
The Cholla Cactus Garden was worth stopping for.
The weather was sort of dreary. From what I could tell, part of the gray skies were caused by the fires on the west coast.
Even with the gray skies, the ride was still quite fun today.