Photo Excursion to the Desert View Tower.

Come join me for a little trip out to the Desert View Tower. I was there recently and plan on going back again early in the new year. It is a 70 mile drive east on the 8 with a great view of the Imperial Valley. Bring snacks and money for a tour of the tower and surrounding attractions. Admission is $4.50 for adults.

We will meet at the Grantville Trolley station at 8:30 and plan on leaving  at around 9 am on Sunday Jan. 12th

(Update)

Due to a scheduling conflict I am pushing the date back to the following Sunday Jan. 12th. Please let me know if this causes any conflicts. If so we can work on scheduling another date to go.


Thank you. 

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  • Diana S.

    Nice pics and glad you posted a group photo! I especially liked the light on the interior photo with the chairs and stairs.

    January 13, 2014

  • Sam W.

    It was great to actually stop at the tower, after driving past it so many times.

    January 12, 2014

  • GloriaN

    Great!

    January 12, 2014

  • Russel R.

    Super!

    January 12, 2014

  • Joseph B.

    If anyone is in need of a ride I have room for one person.

    January 12, 2014

  • Deana S.

    I'm sick...i won't be joining tomorrow...sorry

    January 11, 2014

  • Cory P.

    Gonna be too wiped out to go.

    January 11, 2014

  • marne

    I live in Pine Valley, so I'll meet you at the Tower around 10.

    January 11, 2014

  • Harold B.

    My wife and I will catch up with the group at the Tower.
    Safe travels.
    Harold

    January 11, 2014

  • Phyllis Z.

    Sorry can't make it....Allergies!

    January 10, 2014

  • Dan C.

    I'll be hosting my weekly softball game in UTC, but look forward to the photos :)

    January 6, 2014

  • Sandra

    This sounds like fun! Count me in if I can get a ride.

    January 6, 2014

  • Jack Foster M.

    A great place for an overview of SC. … And they have all kinds of interesting things besides the overlook. Have a great time!

    January 6, 2014

  • Scott McKay-check out my p.

    I've been there a year ago, GREAT photo opportunities.
    I volunteer Sundays at Flinn Springs so I cannot make it.

    January 6, 2014

  • Cory P.

    Can I get a ride?

    January 2, 2014

  • Liwen

    I have to pass with the new date as other commitment involved difficult scheduling. Have fun!!

    December 29, 2013

  • Liwen

    Was the date changed from 5th to the 12th? I don't remember getting an email/message for the update.

    December 28, 2013

    • Sam W.

      I don't remember seeing any updates about the date change either.

      1 · December 29, 2013

    • Liwen

      I planned to have whole day commitment on the 5th, but not sure if I can do the 12th as I got early afternoon engagement. Now I am a 'Maybe' but will keep my RSVP a bit longer and see if I can figure out my new schedule. Really want to do this.

      December 29, 2013

  • Liwen

    Joseph, do you have a rough idea what time we will returned to our meeting spot Granville Trolley Station (end time)?

    December 22, 2013

    • Sam W.

      The tower closes at dusk, and some people may want to go eat dinner before arriving back to the trolley station, but that depends on the driver. So I would guess the return time will be around dinner time :)

      1 · December 29, 2013

    • Liwen

      Sam,
      thanks for the info. I know the original date was the 5th as I was planning schedule around the date,

      December 29, 2013

  • Lissa L.

    I can drive and take three people, if needed. Would rather ride but it's not a big deal if you need me to drive. :)

    December 28, 2013

  • GloriaN

    Just joined and RSVP'd..may I be on the rider/carpool list? Will chip in for gas. Happy Holidays

    December 25, 2013

  • Russel R.

    Hey, Rick. Usually we meet at the Grantville Station at 8:30, stand around and visit while waiting for stragglers, who get about 30 minutes to arrive. Once we get drivers and riders assigned, we leave around 9:00. We typically don't meet at the actual location, in this case the Desert View Tower, at 8:30 when there is significant driving time involved. If you're planning on meeting out at the Tower, probably plan on arriving at 10:30 or a little earlier out there.

    December 20, 2013

  • Rick P.

    The announced date has the time (which we arrive at the location) 0830, but the text says leaving Grantville "around" 0900; which is correct?

    1 · December 19, 2013

  • Cameron G.

    I'd love to, but I work on Sundays. Have fun - it's beautiful out there !

    December 19, 2013

  • Diana S.

    I'd love to do this trip but will be out of town that weekend. Am adding it to my "to check out" list!

    December 17, 2013

  • Liwen

    Would love to carpool and share gas expense from Granville Park 'n Ride.

    December 17, 2013

  • Russel R.

    I would like to ride with someone.

    December 17, 2013

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