Ray's Den Motel

405 North Edwards, Independence, California, 93526, United States | Motel
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The wanderers wander in

A travel blog entry by team-elephant


... hotel close to the honey-pot tourist village of Morro Bay for our much needed and much delayed rest day.

The final destination for the week was only a few miles up the coast near the village of Cambria. We rode up there on Thursday morning and dropped right into adventure motorcycle heaven. Those of us who take long distance motorcycle tours gather on a couple of specialist websites. One of these is www.horizonsunlimited.com. ...

Wonderful Mt. Whitney

A travel blog entry by pugetview


... br> :
Monday, July 29, Whitney Summit Day:

Wow! Gorgeous day. Thank you God! On the trail by seven with "our Scouts". (Boy Scout troop we'd been hopscotching with since Lone Pine.) Left camp intact, taking only food/water. Made summit about noon. These mountains are huge rock piles! No vegetation, no snow, no trees---ROCK! Just kept eyes on trail. Didn't want to look down. Steep and exposed. Especially "creepy" ...

Sunrise/sunset atop MT. Whitney (14,500 FT.)

A travel blog entry by trackingdj


... was stopping here, I was headed to the top, I gave a tarZan cry, waited for the girls and continued on. It was the most exhilarating moment of my life. 1 mile before the summit the sun began to set and following some beautiful color the world began to become a silhouette in the background. An incredible sight! The air kept thinning but we kept going. Higher, higher until.......... We made it to the shelter at the top of Whitney with expressions ...

The break up, 2.5 miles up

A travel blog entry by trackingdj


... We climbed up the golden staircase with out hardly and stops and made it through all the fake out summits still mentally strong.

The food cravings and talks are starting to kick in! I still feel like I got a pretty good amount, but Sophia and Caleb are a bit worried there gonna run low in the next 6 days.
We have been fully out of society for 9 days with 6 more to go. Only people we see are hikers.

The part of today that I will remember ...

We survived 'Death Valley"!

A travel blog entry by mcnamaras


... Frontier Morel which, whilst humble, was totally adequate for our one night stay.

There isn't much to Lone Pine but it does have one set of traffic lights. That was where the restaurant was located that we were heading to for dinner; 'Seasons' of Lone Pine'. 'Seasons' had a good wine list ...

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This motel, located on 405 North Edwards, Independence, is near Eastern California Museum.
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