Chiriaco Summit, California
I-10, east of Palm Springs, Exit 173
GPS coordinates: 33.66170,-115.72228
Take a photo of your rally flag and motorcycle with the above image.*
This is at the Desert Training Center California-Arizona Maneuver Area. The D.T.C. was established by Major General Gorge S. Patton in response to a need to train American combat troops for battle in North Africa during WWII. The camp, which began operation in 1942, covered 18,000 square miles, and was the largest military training ground ever to exist. Over one million men were trained at the eleven sub-camps (seven in California, four in Arizona).
The museum is a must-visit for anyone with an interest in military history. Gas & food are all here. If you are into dry camping there are some free camp sites behind the museum. Not far to the west is Joshua Tree National Park, good camping and a nice motorcycle ride up to the 29 Palms area.
*If motorcycle, rally flag and above image can't be in the same photo, submit two photos: one with rally flag and above image, and another with rally flag and motorcycle nearby. If the site is CLOSED or inaccessible, submit a photo with rally flag and motorcycle nearby, along with an explanation.
Tour of Honor-California is sponsored by Rob Elliott.