Los Angeles To Beatty, Nevada
Death Valley National Park: A Land of Extremes
Hottest, Driest, Lowest: A superlative desert of streaming sand dunes, snow-capped mountains, multicolored rock layers, water-fluted canyons and three million acres of stone wilderness. Home to the Timbisha Shoshone and to plants and animals unique to the harshest deserts. A place of legend and a place of trial. Death Valley.
According to Microsoft Streets & Maps, the total distance is 360 miles on our planned route.
The shortest distance from Los Angeles to Beatty is 260 miles but we chose to go by a longer route. Motorcycling is a journey...and we ended up riding 400 miles to get to Beatty, Nevada.
Lake Isabella, California
We are going to take a tour of the lake, then stop by Johnny McNally's Fairview Lodge, which was recommended to us as having world-class fish filet and a great view of Kern river. At least that was the plan...
Mileage of my Honda CBR-1100XX before the trip
It's 33315 miles on Thursday March 15, 2007.
It's always excited to go on a motorcycle trip: the freedom of being able to roam freely, the anticipation of exploring the unknowns and the ability of answering to the call of open roads.
The odometer reading after the trip
It was 34208. We have ridden a total distance of 893 miles in 3 days. It was great fun.
Five of us met at the McDonald at Lake Hughes exit on freeway 5, North of Los Angeles. Had breakfast and headed out to Bakersfield then to Lake Isabella for lunch.
There were a Yamaha R1, BMW 1200GS, BMW 650 Dakar, Honda CBR F4i and my Honda CBR-1100XX.
My Honda CBR-1100XX ready to roll...
With my Canon 1D digital SLR sitting on a piece of soft foam inside a magnetic tank bag.
I didn't take my 2 side Givi cases with me this time. Trying to learn to travel light.
Along highway 178 to Lake Isabella
Soak in the sceneries along the route...
and this is what motorcycling was all about
My CBR-1100XX loves nice sceneries too...
It's all green near the end of California Winter...
Green was everywhere...
Everywhere I turned, it was just so pleasant to see all green...