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Re: Update on CEC DCFC Stations in Tehachapi, Mojave, and Inyokern, Calfornia

Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:15 pm

Drove through Mojave this weekend, and on the way back I remembered to glance over at the Denny's. Couldn't get a good look but it actually looked like construction might be going on in the back parking lot behind Denny's. Whether that is a charger or chargers or some other construction I could not tell. Should have stopped real quick but it was too late by the time I thought about it.
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Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:06 am

I got a quick glance sideways as I was driving past Brady's near Inyokern yesterday and I believe I saw construction going on in their parking lot. I was past the turnoff at that point otherwise I would have gone in for a closer look. Next time I go that direction for hiking I will take a closer look. I'll have to read the stay at home order and see if "outdoor" exercise around your area is permitted under the stay at home order. I have been out hiking the southern Sierra last few weekends because our latest drought has the Sierra bone dry, but that does make for nice hiking this time of year.

I'm confident enough in what I saw I'll add a new under construction marker in Plugshare.

You know, I was thinking the next area around me that would be great to have a DC Fast charger would be Isabella or Kernville.

Also, side note, for Tesla folks, a permit has been pulled to add 12 new 250 kW stations near the old station in Inyokern.
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Re: Update on CEC DCFC Stations in Tehachapi, Mojave, and Inyokern, Calfornia

Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:02 pm

Thanks Dan. Could be that long awaited CP station for the CEC.

How's the CP station in Mojave coming along? Or the EV Connect station at the airport?

Yes Kernville could use something but it's not on any public list.

My take on the Lockdown is that as long as you're hiking, not over nighting, not meeting people, not stopping at a restuarant your good.

We plan to hike Wednesday assuming the gate is not locked or there are barriers across the trail. ;)

BTW. We did 9 miles at Wind Wolves preserve last Wednesday. Most we've done in decades. And we lived to tell about it. ;)

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Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:40 pm

I'm afraid I haven't been south through Mojave in some time. The normal shopping trips in Palmdale just do not seem like a good idea.

I've heard the preserve is nice but haven't done it myself. I've been doing peaks just
near me like Backus and Lamont, etc
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Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:34 am

I was thinking about Mojave.

If I'm adding everything up right, Mojave will have:

EA Site DC Fast (4 CCS / 1 Chad)
Chargepoint Airport Level 2s (2 J1772)
ChargePoint Denny's DC Fast - (4 CCS / Chad) Upcoming
EV Connect Airport DC Fast - (1 CCS / Chad & 2 J1772) Upcoming

Tesla Mojave (6x150kW)
Tesla 2 Mojave (? x 250 kW) - Upcoming


For those not familiar with Mojave, it is a small town but a bit of a nexus in the high desert in CA, sitting North of Palmdale/Lancaster and East of Bakersfield, on the east side of the Tehachapi Mountains / Sierra Nevada Junction. Sits at the junction of CA-58 and CA-14.
Long has there been talk of that section of CA-58 becoming a westward expansion of I-40 to Bakersfield. (I-40 currently ends in Barstow, CA)
I've also heard rumors of a new Interstate taking over the 14 and or 395 corridors, but that seems a lot less likely.
Either way its a nexus of E/W traffic from Bakersfield to Vegas as well as Grand Canyon and Flagstaff.
And a N/s nexus from SoCal to Eastern sierra, and of course, Mammoth.

Anyway, this is the type of charging infrastructure we need. With these options in place I would always feel I could find a charge in Mojave, with no single points of failure. Backups of Backups.
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Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:53 pm

paulgipe wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:02 pm
Thanks Dan. Could be that long awaited CP station for the CEC.

How's the CP station in Mojave coming along? Or the EV Connect station at the airport?

Yes Kernville could use something but it's not on any public list.

My take on the Lockdown is that as long as you're hiking, not over nighting, not meeting people, not stopping at a restuarant your good.

We plan to hike Wednesday assuming the gate is not locked or there are barriers across the trail. ;)

BTW. We did 9 miles at Wind Wolves preserve last Wednesday. Most we've done in decades. And we lived to tell about it. ;)

Paul

Paul, that last may be an issue. You may find an area closed for "fire precautions", as I did back in October when I wanted to day hike Mt. Conness. Even though there was no fire at the time, it was closed until sometime in December by order of the USFS office for that area, and as Dan noted it's remained very dry, so you might want to check the relevant nat. forest office website first so you don't waste a trip.
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Re: Update on CEC DCFC Stations in Tehachapi, Mojave, and Inyokern, Calfornia

Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:15 am

paulgipe wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:02 pm
Thanks Dan. Could be that long awaited CP station for the CEC.

How's the CP station in Mojave coming along? Or the EV Connect station at the airport?

Yes Kernville could use something but it's not on any public list.

My take on the Lockdown is that as long as you're hiking, not over nighting, not meeting people, not stopping at a restuarant your good.

We plan to hike Wednesday assuming the gate is not locked or there are barriers across the trail. ;)

BTW. We did 9 miles at Wind Wolves preserve last Wednesday. Most we've done in decades. And we lived to tell about it. ;)

Paul
Paul it looks like you went by Mojave! No I'm not stalking you, just saw the marker you added on Plugshare.

So they did end up putting both Charge point sites at Denney's. That's what I thought was going to happen, I was just hoping we would get 2 sites of 2 chargers each (four total) and indeed we are! That's great news.
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Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:56 pm

yeah dan--was thinking of you. i posted photos to plugshare.

also posted some photos of the EV Connect single kiosk. it's still not energized.

when all are working mojave is covered--my preference was to spread them out more, but lots of traffic through mojave and now there will be redundancy. ;)

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Thu Dec 10, 2020 3:03 pm

GRA wrote:
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:53 pm
paulgipe wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:02 pm
Thanks Dan. Could be that long awaited CP station for the CEC.

How's the CP station in Mojave coming along? Or the EV Connect station at the airport?

Yes Kernville could use something but it's not on any public list.

My take on the Lockdown is that as long as you're hiking, not over nighting, not meeting people, not stopping at a restuarant your good.

We plan to hike Wednesday assuming the gate is not locked or there are barriers across the trail. ;)

BTW. We did 9 miles at Wind Wolves preserve last Wednesday. Most we've done in decades. And we lived to tell about it. ;)

Paul

Paul, that last may be an issue. You may find an area closed for "fire precautions", as I did back in October when I wanted to day hike Mt. Conness. Even though there was no fire at the time, it was closed until sometime in December by order of the USFS office for that area, and as Dan noted it's remained very dry, so you might want to check the relevant nat. forest office website first so you don't waste a trip.
guy, yes, what with covid-19 and fire restrictions we have to double check our destinations. we ran into a fire closed trail at horseshoe meadows two months ago. very clearly closed--signs, barriers, and yellow "do not cross" tape, so we played in the meadow.

wind wolves is private property--long story but it's not part of any federal, state, or local agency. ;)

wednesday we hiked saddleback butte sp. we did check the web site and they very clearly say that "governor newsom" and the state park system realize hiking as a family group is good for our mental well being and is permitted. we only saw one other person on the trail. he was coming up as we were going down from the summit. he asked if that was us in the bright blue car at the picnic area (where you're permitted to park). we had a glorious day--and got to slog through miles of sand. . .

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Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:06 pm

Glad you're getting out. I've just been taking my usual evening walk while I wait for some snow so I can break out my X-C skis. Unfortunately, Ostrander ski hut in the Yosemite backcountry, where I've spent several days over X-mas or more recently just after New Year's almost every year since 1980, won't be open this season due to Covid, not that there's any decent snow right now. Here's some photos (not mine), anyway:
https://images.app.goo.gl/F3gaovyC7s8nuMkQ6

The view out the front door:
https://images.app.goo.gl/uX2iN54Guva2PGvcA

Last but not least, my friend Howard's book detailing the hut's history etc. He's been the hutmaster every winter since 1974: https://images.app.goo.gl/tUhV9hjWbpioW7ai6

Note for those who might be interested in going for future years: depending on the route you take it's a 9 to 11 mile ski or snowshoe to get there, and you have to carry all your gear and food. The hut webpage:
https://yosemite.org/experience/ostrander-ski-hut/

normally has more details, but the reservations lottery page, prices ($55 person/night last year; it was $2 person/night in 1980), route descriptions, equipment lists, calendar etc. have been disabled for now owing to the closure, so here's an article from the S.F. Chronicle from 2008 that conveys much of the flavor of the trip and the place:
https://www-sfgate-com.cdn.ampproject.o ... 229654.php
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