Join The Sun Runner on our Fall 2012 Little Petroglyph Canyon Tour. This is a special small group tour and will sell out quickly, so reserve your space soon.
The Fall 2012 Little Petroglyph Canyon Tour will be Saturday & Sunday, November 10 & 11, 2012. Single occupancy and couple pricing is available. Pricing includes hotel accommodations for Saturday, November 10, in Ridgecrest, Sunday breakfast, and the Little Petroglyph Canyon Tour.
This trip, we’re going to meet at Domingo’s in Boron, just off Highway 58, for lunch on Saturday. Domingo’s not only has decent Mexican food, but also is the traditional gathering place for test pilots and space shuttle crews who drop by from neighboring Edwards Air Force Base. You never quite know who may be at the booth next to you...
After lunch, we’ll wander on down the street to the Saxon Aerospace Museum and the 20 Mule Team Museum, then take a short drive over to the Borax Visitors Center, located on one of the largest open pit mines in the world.
From there, it’s on up to the Ridgecrest area, where anyone who enjoys microbreweries can join us for a beer tasting at the Indian Wells Brewing Company in nearby Inyokern (our favorite is their Orange Blossom Amber). The beers and sodas are made here with artesian spring water from the same springs that helped save the Manly-Jayhawker parties of 1849 after their ordeal with Death Valley. During the 18602, this location was the site of a stage and freight station for folks going between Los Angeles and the Coso and Cerro Gordo mines.
After our beer tasting, we’ll enjoy dinner at the Indian Wells Lodge next door. I hear they make great steaks, like the 22 oz. “Diamond Jim Brady,” sirloin, and they also offer seafood and other fare.
Those who’d prefer Japanese, Thai, or other food can find something to their liking in nearby Ridgecrest.
We’ll stay at the new Hampton Inn in Ridgecrest, with large, beautiful rooms.
Sunday morning, we’ll be up early for a hot breakfast, and then on to Little Petroglyph Canyon, where it should be just a mite cooler than our last trip.
If folks plan on extending their stay, we’ll create an itinerary for an extra day of fun, as there’s plenty to do up in that part of the desert.
Rates for double occupancy/couples have remained the same since our last trip – $199 per person, but rates for single occupancy accommodations have gone up to $249 as we have upgraded our hotel accommodations significantly. Rates include the Little Petroglyph Tour, hotel accommodations for Saturday night, breakfast Sunday morning, our Saturday itinerary, admission to the Borax Visitors Center, and perhaps a nice surprise or two.
Watch this page for additional details on the tour!
When you sign up for this tour, please send us an e-mail with your contact information to: publisher(at)thesunrunner.com. Thank you.
Note: As of October 30, 2012, this tour has sold out. If you are interested in our Spring Tour, please sign up for our Sun Blast e-mail newsletter here on our website, as we will be announcing that trip in early January. Thank you.