2009 Trips (30)

Trips taken in 2009.

Wednesday, 05 February 2014 00:00

2009 Trip Report - The Joe Elliot Tree

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Joe Elliott Tree Memorial

December 5, 2009

By Marian Johns

Our one day trip up the San Savaine Road was a leisurely  drive which took us up, up and up into the clouds which were blowing quite  rapidly across our trail – sometimes clearing for a minute or two to expose the  steep, surrounding mountains. Even though it had snowed a week or so prior to  this day, nine vehicles and 16 people braved the elements and cold weather. Our  16 participants included Ruth and Emmett Harder, Nan Savage and her friend Ed  Correll, Dave and Pen Bullock, Nancy Gorham and her friend, Jean Paul Revel,  Allan Wicker, Betty Wallin and Don Sweinhart, Ted Kalil, Leonard Friedman and  yours truly, Marian Johns and current hubby, Neal. Luckily we found the snow  mostly melted and the road firm, but just to be sure we kept our truck in 4  wheel drive.

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Wednesday, 05 February 2014 00:00

2009 Trip Report - the Musical Road

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Desert Explorers, if you find yourself driving on Highway 14, the Antelope  Valley Freeway, in Lancaster, you've just gotta try this.

It's hilarious! Exit at Avenue G, and head west. Stay in the left lane, at about  55 mph. Between 30th and 40th Street West, listen carefully and your tires will  serenade you with the William Tell Overture (think "Lone Ranger" opening music,  if you're old enough) over about a quarter mile stretch. When Bob and I drove  it, I couldn't stop laughing. The " musical score" was created by Honda  engineers for a Civic commercial. You can find out how they did it on You Tube.  We didn't measure the distance from Highway 14, but just keep going and you'll  encounter it. It's so cool!

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