Spent a couple days on the road last week. Rode through Joshua tree and the national Park. Wow, what an amazing place. It's super quiet if you enter off the 10 freeway through the back entrance. It ends up dumping you into the Yucca Valley. We stayed at some amazing campground that I can't remember the name of and then had dinner in town.
The next day, we rode around the valley. We had lunch at Pappy and Harriet's, the world famous music venue. Such a cool place. Lots of good writing to be had this time of year before the heat really sets in. We stayed at a buddies property that night and cook the burgers over the grill that was illuminated by the very full moon.
The next morning, we woke up early to beat the heat and headed towards Lucerne. We had breakfast at a pretty tasty spot there and then pushed up into the mountains of Big Bear. The weather was a little bit cooler in the mountains and made for some nice riding. The area on the Fawnskin side of the lake is pretty quiet this time of year so we found a nice place in the shade to cool out.
We started heading down the main road and headed up into the Silverwood area. After a couple days in the desert, we were ready to get in the water and this presented the perfect opportunity. Silverwood is often a busy place but there are lots of nooks and crannies where you can jump in the lake without being bothered if you take the time to poke around a bit. That is exactly what we did and it was a great relief when our body temperature started to drop. This got us excited to ride again so we cruised around some of the local roads till the sunset. After that, it was back to camp for tri-tip tacos and copious amounts of 805 beer. All that riding and alcohol made for a nice nights sleep.
The next morning, we got up when the fog cleared and hopped on the road again. This time we made our way up to Wrightwood for some breakfast grab. It seems when you're riding a motorcycle, the food is always better and this was no exception to that rule. As usual, we ate too much and then decided to head home to the Temecula Valley.
Springtime is some of the best time to make miles in Southern California and I'm glad we had the opportunity to do so before things got too hot in the crowd got to have you.