Site of Pancho Barnes' Happy Bottom Riding Club
aka Rancho Oro Verde Fly-Inn Dude Ranch.
Blackbird SR-71 (3.93 mi / 6.32 km)
Benefield Anechoic Facility (4.03 mi / 6.49 km)
NASA Dryden Flight Research Center (4.67 mi / 7.52 km)
Possible WWII Revetment: XLR-11 Rocket Engine Test Area (5.38 mi / 8.66 km)
SR-71 Blackbird (7.25 mi / 11.67 km)
Worlds Largest Compass Rose (7.82 mi / 12.58 km)
Hyundai/Kia Proving Grounds (14.11 mi / 22.71 km)
Edwards AFB Rocket Test Stands (16.07 mi / 25.87 km)
Clear Channel Stadium (16.56 mi / 26.66 km)
Plant 42- Lockheed Skunkworks (17.15 mi / 27.59 km)
From: tedderMore information from the submitter:
Wed Oct 19 10:24:43 -0700 2005
Approximate location based upon information from http://www.airfields-freeman.com/CA/Airfields_CA_PalmdaleN.htm#barnes
From: BruceIf you go to the above link and scroll about half-way down you'll find an aerial photograph of the site where the club was located. You can clearly make out the old runway going from the lower left to the upper right along with two intersecting roads or other runways that end up looking like an arrow pointing towards the upper right. If you look closely you can see that similar pattern in Google.
Wed Oct 19 10:29:58 -0700 2005
From: BruceNow that Google has higher resolution images of this area I think the remains of the club itself can be found here, just to the northeast of the arrow described above.
Tue Jun 20 13:57:37 -0700 2006
From: tedderI'll update the location, thanks. In the future, you can use the 'Report Errors' link and I'll update.
Tue Jun 20 15:06:11 -0700 2006
From: Silicon SamThe building that is shown is a hanger. If you click on the right arrow 5 times, then down three times, you'll see the actual club and housing area. To the ESE. It has the U shaped foundation, which used to be the guest quarters.
Tue Dec 26 17:40:10 -0800 2006
From: Silicon SamI meant to say that the foundation in the photo is of the former hanger. If you see Tedder's first comment, the link points out the actual location of the Club.
Tue Dec 26 17:44:55 -0800 2006