Hey guys and gals of this fine forum. Sorry for the short notice but this upcoming Friday, Feb 29th, a few friends and I will be heading out to down to Glamis aka the Imperial Sand Dunes for the weekend with our rigs and quads and returning Sunday March 2nd. There will be camping, off-roading, riding, and of course drinking (not to be combined with off-roading or riding). Weather in Glamis should be 70s-80s during the day and upper 40s-50s at night with no predicted rain. We will be leaving Chino Hills around 5:30pm on Friday if anyone would like to roll out with us. Below are maps and links to weather reports and other information. I hope that a few of you can make it. Just e-mail me: [email protected]
or call me (909)762-3730 for more info or to let me know that you are going. Tom
Precise directions to Glamis from the Los Angeles and Orange County Metropolitan Areas
-10 FWY PAST PALM SPRINGS AND PAST INDIO
-JUST PAST INDIO, THE OFF RAMPS ARE NAMED AFTER DECEASED PRESIDENTS. JUST PAST JACKSON THERE IS THE 86S EXPRESSWAY CUTOFF TO BRAWLEY/ EL CENTRO - LATER SIGNS SAY MECCA AND COACHELLA.
-EVENTUALLY IT BE COMES HWY. 86. FOLLOW THIS FOR THE NEXT 1.5 HOURS PAST SALTON SEA. YOU CAN SEE THE SALTON SEA ON YOUR LEFT AFTER A WHILE).
-HWY. 78 JOINS HWY. 86 JUST PAST SALTON CITY - DON’T BLINK OR YOU’LL MISS SALTON CITY - THE HWY. NUMBERS (78 & 86) RUN CONCURRENT FROM HERE TO BRAWLEY
-CONTINUE PAST WESTMORELAND (4-WAY STOP SIGN); PAST BRAWLEY (8 SIGNALS) - GET FUEL AND GROCERIES HERE - LAST CHANCE.
-DO NOT CONTINUE ON 86 OUT OF BRAWLEY - STAY ON THE STREET YOU CAME INTO TOWN ON AND FOLLOW IT OUT OF TOWN (HWY. 78).
-EVENTUALLY, HWY. 115 JOINS 78 AND BOTH RUN CONCURRENT.
-AS HWY. 115/78 MAKES A BIG SWEEPING TURN (90°) TO THE RIGHT, HWY. 78 MAKES A REVERSE BANK TURN TO THE LEFT. TAKE THIS VERY SLOW - THERE IS A SIGN HERE SAYING GLAMIS AND PALO VERDE TO THE LEFT AND HWY. 8 TO THE RIGHT. MAKE THE TURN TOWARD THE CATTLE YARD (LEFT) GOING OVER THE OLD RAILROAD THAT HAS HAD A SECTION REMOVED THAT CROSSES THE HIGHWAY. YOU’RE ON THE HOME STRETCH NOW. ABOUT 19 MILES TO GO.
-CONTINUE 78 TO THE DUNES, YOU’LL SEE THEM LONG BEFORE YOU GET THERE IF IT IS LIGHT.
-YOU NEED TO TURN RIGHT ON GECKO ROAD, IT IS WELL MARKED. IT IS JUST AS YOU START TO MAKE THE MAJOR CLIMB OVER THE DUNES.
-GO PAST THE RANGER STATION ON THE RIGHT. THERE IS A PHONE JUST PAST THE STATION ON THE RIGHT IF YOU NEED IT.
-THERE ARE VARIOUS PADS AND CAMPGROUNDS YOU WILL PASS – GECKO IS THE LARGEST AND BEST KNOWN – THERE IS A SIGN ON THE LEFT MARKING IT.
-AND YOU'RE THERE!