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Ghost Town Road Trip

GHOST TOWN Road Trip

Some hiking, some exploring, some goofy stuff, and LOTS of fun! Join us as we travel a short distance into California to visit a ghost town from the 1880's. There will be tons of photo opportunities in the old west town. 

Read on....

Calico is an old West mining town that has been around since  1881 during the largest silver strike in California.  When silver lost its value in the mid-1890's, Calico lost its population.  The miner's packed up, loaded their mules and moved away abandoning the town that once gave them a good living.  It became a "ghost town." 

Today Calico is part of the San Bernardino County Regional Parks system visited by people from around the country and all over the world.  

http://cms.sbcounty.gov/parks/Parks/CalicoGhostTown.aspx

There is an entrance fee of $8.00 per person. Pay at the gate.

There are three restaurants operating in the town. Let's plan to have lunch in one of them. If you're on a restricted diet or just plain feel like bringing your own lunch - go for it!

Plan to spend a couple of hours at the park wandering around, having lunch and taking pictures, etc. There are a few trails in nearby Odessa Canyon that we will go check out. Come prepared to journey out a ways onto those. It will be completely exploratory since I haven't been there.

***IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THIS ADVENTURE***

• There will be an organized exploratory hike in Odessa Canyon.

• Come prepared to hike (water etc).

• You'll need to contribute at least $15 to your carpool for gas.

• You will need $8.00 entrance fee at the ghost town.

• You will need cash for meals unless you bring food along.

• Preference will be given to SBA organizers on the waiting list.

• You will definitely want your camera to take some FUN pictures!

It will take two hours to get to the ghost town in California which is near Yermo, California.

Keep my number handy in case you have questions.

Sue[masked] (text is best)

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  • Deanne

    had a great time, and made some new friends.

    1 · March 22, 2014

  • Gail M.

    Fantastic! Fun place to visit..especially with such great people!

    1 · March 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    what an amazing day and the stop off in the second ghost town goodsprings at pioneer saloon was also super fun.

    March 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm so glad I did a "retake." The last time wasn't nearly as much fun....it takes a good organizer and a fun/funny group to liven things up! Thanks!

    March 16, 2014

  • Sue SLOW P.

    I wish there were TEN stars to choose from. AWESOME days!!!

    1 · March 16, 2014

  • Pat L

    Dont know why I cant give 5 stars but this trip was definately a 5 star event. Great place to visit w/ the best group of friends. Tons of laughs!!!
    Thanks Sue for another amazing adventure

    1 · March 16, 2014

  • Noi C.

    Thanks so much Sue and everyone. It was our 1st time there... We had so much FUN especially Matthew ran every where by himself like a new world to discover.

    March 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a wonderful day with a GREAT group. THANK YOU, Sue.

    March 16, 2014

  • Gail

    We had another fun day with everyone! Thanks, Sue!

    March 16, 2014

  • Patti (.

    Anything Sue puts together is great!

    March 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    We r at the restaurant near the entrance.

    March 16, 2014

  • Amanda

    This is actually only a little over an hours drive from where I live, yay

    January 31, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I cannot find you guys I have been here over an hour.please call me[masked]

      March 16, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I cannot find you guys I have been here over an hour.please call me[masked]

      March 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just took some meds and hope to be feeling better in the morning so I won't have to change my status!

    March 15, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Still sick. Won't make it today.

      March 16, 2014

  • Kassy P.

    Three weeks of traveling has caught up to me. I have been looking forward to this trip but sadly I am not going to make it.

    March 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Got called into work tomorrow. So bummed!! Was excited for this trip!!

    March 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry for the late notice but I will not be able to make the trip.

    March 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is this trip already maxed?

    March 15, 2014

    • Sue SLOW P.

      I'll let you in if you'd like to go...just cuz you're new around these parts.

      March 15, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hmm, let me try to RSVP the next one - I'd have to get preparations for this on short notice.

      March 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I thought I would be able to walk by now. I can't.

    March 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry cant make it

    March 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm not able to make it, if someone wants to take my spot...

    March 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I believe that the park does not open till 9 am.I have the number for it.It is 1 hr 15 minutes approximately.7 am might be a little early to leave.

    March 11, 2014

    • Sue SLOW P.

      You're right, it opens at 9am. I think we'll be OK. Google maps says it's 137 miles out and we won't get out of the South Point parking lot right at 7.

      March 11, 2014

  • susan

    Did anybody find a bus?

    March 7, 2014

    • Sue SLOW P.

      Still checking. Won't know for sure until Wednesday.

      March 10, 2014

  • Ann Van W.

    Sorry I cannot go on this trip. You guys have fun.

    March 10, 2014

  • Dei

    Sue....any more room yet for those of us on "waiting " list?

    March 5, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I cant make it .

      March 7, 2014

  • She J.

    I have been there tons as a kid and adult. You can enter into the school house now.

    1 · January 31, 2014

  • Linda C.

    Maybe Bandi knows of a deal for a bus??

    March 6, 2014

  • C Harold S.

    Why don't you just get a Greyhound bus hall everybody

    3 · March 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    How do I get on the list?

    January 31, 2014

    • Sue SLOW P.

      fine then...

      January 31, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hahahha! It's saw this! Yes Patty and I have a syndrome which is called can't be without my sissy. She will fall very very ill if I am not with her. It's not a pretty sight, and I'm sure that I am the only one that has medical training to assist her!

      March 6, 2014

  • Leigh A.

    Is there anyone that would like to carpool from North Las Vegas to South Point Casino? If so, call or text me at[masked] and we will meet up north.
    Leigh Ann

    March 6, 2014

  • Jodi *Starry* K.

    Sadly sadly sadly I have to change my status... I have been wanting to go to this place for years. I bever see my old man any more with my new job, so I will be camping with him this weekend.

    March 5, 2014

    • Jodi *Starry* K.

      That would be never, not bever.. Lol!

      2 · March 5, 2014

    • Patti (.

      Sorry you can't go. You will be missed.

      1 · March 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I over booked Sue! I am sure with the waiting list, I made somebody happy!!

    February 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would love to go but can not commit to an all day outing at this time

    January 31, 2014

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