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November Drive - 11/14/09
On Saturday November 14th we will have a
one day touring event of the Pumpkin Center, Roosevelt Lake, Globe, loop. To
many of you, this will be a familiar route as we have done it four times in the
past. As best that I can calculate, this will be about 210 miles round trip. We
selected the 14th because we felt the following Saturday, the 21st was too close
to Thanksgiving Day.
We will begin the tour at the Target shopping center parking lot in Fountain
Hills located at the intersection of Saguaro and Shea Blvds. We'll meet at the
west end of the parking lot by Starbucks. Plan to arrive at 9:00 AM and we'll
depart at 9:15 AM. As always, please arrive with a full fuel tank, there is fuel
available in the general area east on Shea. Please remember your club radio and
We'll head north on Hwy 87 and turn east on Hwy 188. There is a comfort stop
available at Jake's corner and we will pull in the lot and park for 15 minutes.
Afterward, we'll head east on 188 toward Pumpkin Center, then on to Roosevelt
Lake. We may stop for a scenic view depending upon our schedule that will have
us arrive for lunch in Globe around 12:00 noon.
Here's a summary prepared by Mike Hunt for the identical trip last year:
We will proceed north on Hwy 87 for 48 miles to the Junction with Hwy 188.
Turn right on to the 188 heading for Pumpkin Center and Lake Roosevelt (the
former President, not the latter). The road pretty much parallels Tonto
Creek to where it used to flow into the Salt River. Of course, it flows into
the lake now. About 33 miles from the Junction we will cross a bridge which
spans an arm of the Lake. Below (South) of the bridge, you may be able to
catch a glimpse of the tallest brick dam in the U.S.
About 5 miles past the bridge, we
will come to the entrance to Tonto National Monument on the right side of
the road. We may drive up to the picnic area for a view of the lake
depending upon our ETA for Globe and lunch.
After looking around, we will
continue southeast on 188. Which merges with Hwy 88 in about 9 miles. 15
miles from that Junction we will turn left onto Hwy 60, headed East to
We'll fuel up in Globe and have
lunch at the Country Kitchen. Following lunch, we'll do the same course in
Please send back your RSVP so I can
get a head count for the restaurant.
Paul Ebeyer, President
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