The 2020 California Morris Ale
Presented by Rising Phoenix Morris
This year we are at a BRAND NEW SITE! It's the beautiful Pali Mountain Retreat and Conference Center, (see site map) located between the Southern California communities of Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear, just outside the scenic town of Running Springs California. The address is 30778 Highway 18, Running Springs, California 92382. Nestled in the heart of the San Bernardino Mountains, this 250-area site is ideally suited for the Ale. It's less than a two hour drive from Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties. For those flying in, the closet airport is Ontario.
Use Google maps (to the right) for custom directions, or view/print out the suggested directions put together by the site (they warn that GPS systems get "confused" in the mountains).
In addition here are some other sample directions:
"Local" directions from San Bernardino area (CA-210 near exit 81): CA-330 N/City Creek Road in San Bernardino, heading towards Mountain Resorts. Continue on CA-330 for 13-17 miles into Running Springs. Look for and make a sharp left onto Rim of the World Dr. After a half-mile turn left onto Pleasant Dr and then left again onto CA-18/Hilltop Bl for about 1.5-2 miles. The destination will be on the right.
From Ontario airport: Exit the airport, get on I-10 E from S Haven Ave. Go about 3 miles, then take I-15 N and then I-210 E to CA-330 and follow "Local" directions as above.
From the San Fernando Valley: Take the Ventura Fwy (US-101 S/CA-134) East onto the San Bernardino Fwy (I-210/CA210 E) to exit 81 and follow "Local" directions.
From Los Angeles Airport: Exit the airport, and find/take Century Freeway (I-105) heading East. Go about 17 miles to exit 18 onto the San Gabriel Freeway (I-605) heading North. Go another 8 miles to exit 27A and merge onto the San Bernardino Freeway (I-210) heading East and then follow the "Local" directions.
From points north: You can either come down US-101 until you reach the San Fernando Valley. If you are on north of Santa Clarita, CA (for example, coming from Bakersfield or the Bay Area), take I-5 S to exit 161A onto I-210 East (the Foothill Freeway), which goes through Pasadena and onto San Bernardino. Continue and follow the "Local directions".
From points south of the valley: There are a lot variations depending on how far south you are coming from. Check your map software and consider these examples, then follow "Local" directions when appropriate.
Accommodations:The mountain retreat cabins, surrounded by oak and pine trees, combine the best of rustic group living with modern facilities. Comfortable bunks, private bathrooms and no distractions to interrupt conversations (or sleep!) from lights out to breakfast. Each retreat cabin features solid wood built-in bunk beds, radiant floor heating, and one to three full bathroom and shower facilities. Guests bring their own twin bedding or sleeping bags. Some bedding is available to rent for an additional fee. Wi-fi is provided in the main lodge and most meeting room areas. The cabins are considered "distraction-free zones" so no in-room access.
What to Bring:
Here's the suggested packing list from the camp site.
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