Knights Inn El Centro
Travel Blogs from El Centro
... it. -When we arrived at host it was scorchingly sunny and 108 degrees. Burnin'. -Ate fresh fruit and Gatorade -Shower at the local pool -Called friends and family and bike shops -Dinner time! My plate was so green. We haven't seen greens like this since North Carolina. Delicious. -Bike & Build presentation -Grant proposals part II -Chatting with Leash and Kim on the alter -5 for 5 with Breeze ...
Today I traveled through the Sierra Madre Mountains from Pine Valley, California to El Centro, California. At one point, we reached the Tecate Divide at 3,890 feet. There were very many STEEP ups and downs!!!!!! I rode through Live Oak Springs and a town called Boulevard and on to the remote town of Jacumba which is at 3,000 ft.
On the way we saw lots ...
This image shows our location at this point as well as our expected track. It takes us south of the Salton Sea..not knowing anything about the Salton Sea I decided to google it and I learned some good tidbits. I asked Flat Bill and he gave me some weird answer that didn't match anything ...
History of Slab City
I thought I would give you all a history lesson about Slab City and what the out come can and will be if things don't change.
Slab City is actually the abandoned Camp Dunlap Marine Training Facility, formerly located 3 miles east of Niland, California. This 640-acre compound, located approximately 120 feet below sea level in the desert near Salton Sea, began operating October 15, 1942 as a training ground for US troops ...
... not give you the right to not take care of the land here. In riding around this place called Slab City you see a lot of trash just tossed around. There is a disposal area about a mile away but so many people choose not to use it, down the road they will close this place because of these reasons and you can't blame them.
As you can see there are some amazing sunsets here at the Slabs!
Jim and Kathy
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking