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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering, Y7 - HTB in SA - 18 Mar 2017

Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:54 pm

Have fun guys.

We learned last Saturday out there that you can expect major crowds near the visitor center, and a traffic jam at the intersection leading down the mountain for the last half mile and to the visitor center. While the visitor center is a nice one, the rest rooms are the only essential thing about it. If you can make a bathroom stop before descending into Borrego Valley, you can skip the frustration at the visitor center and get right on to the flowers.

Bathroom opportunities before descending into the valley can be found at the (tiny) Warner Springs Glider Port, Warner Springs Resort (Golf Club, I think), or at Santa Ysabel.

There is a manned (womaned) mobile flower info station in a parking lot along the road in the valley towards the town square traffic circle in Borrego Springs, so you don't need to fight the parking/traffic at the visitor center.

Download the best flower info before you go, including a map of the roads in the valley so that you can get away from the crazy crowds of people near the visitor center and out into the valley and see flowers away from so many people. We think that Henderson Canyon Road might have a good display of yellow sunflowers. We foolishly skipped that road last weekend, and we regretted it later.

We love to end our trip by climbing up out of the valley to Julian for lunch and pie. Take Yaqui Valley Road (I think it's S3) out from the traffic circle and up the mountain to Julian for a whole different atmosphere. If you have trouble finding parking, go a couple streets behind Mom's Pies up at the gravel parking lot of the Catholic Church ($5 donation).
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering, Y7 - HTB in SA - 18 Mar 2017

Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:24 pm

Thanks for the tips Boomer! We had an awesome time and it was a very long day! I'm sure a full trip report and tons of pics will be ready by the next meet!

But there were no Orange California Poppies and those are about ready to bloom this weekend up north now in the Antelope Valley/ Gorman area so now that trip gets ready to start being planned!

418 miles in 1 day and it was awesome, zero pollution and it was great to see the long gas lines out there in the desert and they even ran out last weekend and some were stuck! Something that probably wouldn't happen in an EV ;) Free Blinks too to all that want to travel out there!

Tons of pics to come!
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering, Y7 - HTB in SA - 18 Mar 2017

Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:01 pm

Glad you had a good time, Jason. Looking forward to hearing and seeing the details.
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering, Y7 - HTB in SA - 18 Mar 2017

Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:54 pm

For all the SoCal peeps... this is coming up.... click the link below to register...

http://electriccarguestdrive.com/

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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering, Y7 - HTB in SA - 18 Mar 2017

Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:09 pm

If any Leaf or OpenEVSE owners wants some new L6-20 NEMA connectors, I have 3 new Leviton Industrial/Hospital grade plugs that I had setup for my modified brick but never used. the 10-30/6-20 & 14-30 cords are now on 14-50 ends.

I'll bring them to this weekend's meet if anybody is interested or wants them. Make me an offer! ;)

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Typical price at Amazon..
https://www.amazon.com/Leviton-2323-Connector-Industrial-Grounding/dp/B00002NAT2

Plus I might have some new 3d printed Tesla connector/ EV adapter goodies also! ;)
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering, Y7 - HTB in SA - 18 Mar 2017

Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:25 pm

If you show up this coming Saturday, you will probably be the only one there!
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering, Y7 - HTB in SA - 18 Mar 2017

Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:20 am

91040 wrote:If you show up this coming Saturday, you will probably be the only one there!
DOH!! thanks for reminding me!
Gathering #80a: 8 Apr 2017 at Golden Corral in City of Industry for breakfast.
Well then it's going to be an awesome time up in the Gorman/ Antelope valley for flowers/poppies!!

If anyone wants to go or caravan let me know!
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering, Y7 - HTB in SA - 18 Mar 2017

Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:33 pm

If anyone particularly wants me to bring the new Bolt EV this Saturday to Industry Golden Corral, please comment. I'm very happy to bring it if even one of the group has an interest. Otherwise, I'll probably catch a ride with Gary, if he's willing.
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering, Y7 - GC in COI - 8 Apr 2017

Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:20 pm

Very good Gathering at the Golden Corral today, with some
brand new EVs present ... Congratulations to those with those
big new grins.

Next meeting in 3 weeks, on the 29th of April, as copied from
the first post of this thread:

------ 82nd month Gatherings ------
Gathering #82a: 10 Jun 2017 at Golden Corral in City of Industry for breakfast.
Gathering #82b: 24 Jun 2017 at the HTB on 17th in Santa Ana for breakfast.

------ 81st month Gatherings ------
Gathering #81a: 13 May 2017 at Golden Corral in City of Industry for breakfast.
Gathering #81b: 27 May 2017 at the HTB on 17th in Santa Ana for breakfast.

------ 80th month Gatherings ------
Gathering #80a: 8 Apr 2017 at Golden Corral in City of Industry for breakfast.
Gathering #80b: 29 Apr 2017 at the HTB on 17th in Santa Ana for breakfast.
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering, Y7 - HTB in SA - 29 Apr 2017

Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:37 pm

Phil was correct, the next Gathering is in another three weeks,
on the 29th of April ... I had it incorrectly listed in my own calendar.
Cheers all, and Thanks for coming today.
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