In reading my friends posts during his ride across California he daily mentioned the heat and how is was rough because of that. The group traveling together ranged in age from 68-71. Some areas are lacking services. Be sure to keep hydrated and bring plenty of liquids.
Quartzite is a popular winter RV spot. This town has several thousands of residents.
This monument is on the National Registry of Historical Places. Hi Jolly ( Hadji Ali) was from the Ottoman Empire and brought to the U.S. to drive camels for the Calvary. Camel usage did not catch on in this area. What an interesting fact to find out.
On this ride you are happy for shade, AC, cold drinks and a break from the Sun and heat. The city of hope had an RV park, service station, antique store and church. My hopes were met. Salome had a motel and that is where we stayed. Share rooms and share expenses. Salome has 1500 people.
Even in September and October you are dealing with heat on this route. You can see from the photos that you will feel gritty at the end of the day. A good shower and wash out of the kit will set you up for the next day. The complimentary breakfast helps get you going. As I have aged. I appreciate the comfy bed when riding day after day. Wickenburg has close to 8000 people and there were several choices of motels.
Peoria is a major suburb of Phoenix with 190,000 people. We appreciated the designated trail to separate us from traffic.
I love my riding days and look to find interesting and informative items to share.
Pacific Coast Highway