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Huntington Beach CA - March 2015, CA 
Huntington Beach CA - March 2015, CA
Backpack avatar Mar 22 2015
Backpack29.12 Miles 490 AEG
Backpack29.12 Miles4 Days         
490 ft AEG
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1st trip
Huntington Beach CA - March 2015

388 miles, 5hrs 48min per Google Maps
Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel, Huntington Beach CA

Dogs are allowed at Huntington Dog Beach :next: ... html located about a mile northwest up the beach from the pier and our Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel base camp.

We've never been to Huntington Beach before and with fog friendly Kimpton Hotels never letting us down, decided to check it out. Also gives us to meet up with a business associate, Tim Smith, and his family. His “strategy” business is located in Huntington Beach :next: ... .pdf and ... .pdf

Day 1 - Sunday March 22nd, 2015
FitBit totals = 5.71 miles, 110 AEG (11 floors)

On the road by 9am stopped for lunch at the Blythe CA Burger King. Our I-10 route was “challenged” by multiple construction delays leading us to agree that our return home route will be via I-8! Arrived at our "dog friendly" base-camp at the Shorebreak Kimpton Hotel :next: (I'm becoming partial to this eclectic collection of hotels, a nice alternative to my global business choice of Marriott Hotels...) located by the pier and on the waterfront in Huntington Beach CA. After checking into waterfront view room 429 we were joined by the Smith family, Tim, Tricia, and Garrett for dinner in the dog friendly restaurant located in our hotel :next: ... ala/
Finished up the day with a brisk stroll along the pier - nice! :next: [ description ]

Day 2 - Monday March 23rd, 2015
FitBit totals = 9.04 miles, 110 AEG (11 floors)

Lynn went for a morning jog along Huntington Beach while I took the dogs over to Primo's for a cup of joe :next: ... each
Headed over to Huntington Dog Beach to spend most of the day :next: [ description ] and Walked back via Huntington City Beach Trail :next: [ description ] and Huntington State Beach Trail :next: [ description ] Watched the sunset from our waterfront balcony...

Day 3 - Tuesday March 24th, 2015
FitBit totals = 8.12 miles, 170 AEG (17 floors)

Lynn went for another morning jog along Huntington Beach. Dogs and I headed to Primo's for coffee and donuts. This time took the F-150 to Huntington Dog Beach so we could have all our beach gear available. Reasonable parking at $1/hr - $7.50 took us to 5pm. Walked north to Bolsa Chica State Beach :next: [ description ] Dinner at the local Burger King before checkingthe Tuesday a Farmers Market :next: huntingtonbeacheven ... html
Finished the day taking sunset and evening shots down by the pier...

Day 4 - Wednesday March 25th, 2015
FitBit totals = 6.25 miles, 100 AEG (10 floors)

Lynn went for another daybreak run along the waterfront. We took advantage of the noon-time check out before taking a scenic route back along the PCH to Carlsbad and CA78 to Borrego Springs. Thanks to Randy Storm’s tip locating the Borrego Springs Metal Art Sculptures :next: [ photo ] and
PCH#1 south to Oceanside/Carlsbad
CA78 east to Santa Ysabel
CA79 north to S2 (San Filipe Rd)
S2 east to S22 (Montezuma Valley - Borrego Hwy) to Borrego Springs
Anza Borrego Desert State Park :next: [ description ]
Borrego Springs Road north to Big Horn Road for metal art sculptures :next: [ description ]
Henderson Canyon Road east to Borrego - Salton Seaway to CA86 at Salton City
CA86 south to Brawley
CA78 east to Imperial Sand Dunes :next: [ description ]
CA78 to Ogilvy Road south to join onto I-8 about 15 miles west of Yuma AZ

29.12 miles, 490 AEG
164 images on iPhone 5S
197 images on Canon 6D
70 images on Canon 7D
66 images on Canon Rebel XT

1. Huntington Beach Pier :next: [ description ]
2. Huntington Central Park :next: [ description ]
3. Huntington State Beach Trail :next: [ description ]
4. Huntington City Beach Trail :next: [ description ]
5. Huntington Dog Beach Trail :next: [ description ]
6. Bolsa Chica State Beach Trail :next: [ description ]
7. Borrego Springs (Galleta Meadows) Metal Art Sculptures :next: [ description ]
8. Imperial Sand Dunes (Osborne Overlook) :next: [ description ]

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