Pyramid Peak done after 3 years staring at it.


John Muir nailed this one for me. The Mountains are calling me.
I drive around town a lot in Mammoth and Pyramid Peak tends to stare at me. This one calls to me. I sometimes loose sleep because I think about it.

The Mountain are Calling

The Mountain are Calling

Well its been a warm spring and if I didn’t climb it this day it was going to be the third year I let this get away from me. I asked around to see if anyone wanted to venture this with me the few I asked had the same reply it’s to thin and rocky. Well I didn’t want to let that stop me. I had to go at it and see.
So I wook up at 8am and went to Basecamp Cafe for breakfast.

Pyramid Peak

Pyramid Peak


There it was again Pyramid Peak driving to Basecamp Cafe.
I ordered A coffee and a Basil Tomato cream cheese bagel and added an egg. While waiting for breakfast to come. I had the Devil and Angel on my shoulder scenario going on.
I was unsure of this hike and snowboard trip How long would this take to do. I wanted to talk myself out of it.
Once Coffee and breakfast upped I was thinking what else am i going to do today. Get er dun. So I stopped at the store to grab cheese and cookies and water for snacks and Hydration and fuel. Grabbed my backpack cloths and board hopped in the car and drove to Tamarack Lodge

Once near Tamarack Lodge I parked my car on Lake Mary RD at the start of the cross-country area and began my hike walking on the winter access side.

Winter Access Trail Lake Mary RD

Winter Access Trail Lake Mary RD


after a bit of probably about a mile I came up to the start of the ridge. yikes! Steep!
Start of the Sherwins Ridge

Start of the Sherwins Ridge

This is where the fun really begins ok not really its the start of a steep climb and you really gain elevation quickly.
An Old Rail Track over looking the Lakes Basin

An Old Rail Track over looking the Lakes Basin


After you start climbing you come across mines and old rail tracks over looking the Lakes Basin.
Boulder Hoping

Boulder Hoping


A bit further up the climb goes through a boulder field and my goats like skills come into effect gotta be careful not to get your legs lodged in here and avoiding snapped limbs.
Nice Vantage point

Nice Vantage point


After the boulder field you come up to a kinda 100ft flat trail vantage area and a nice area for a breather before you start a rocks and latter climb.
Rock Stacks

Rock Stacks


The Rocks and Ladders climb was bloody steep stopped at this rock stack wind protector hut. Had a cheese stick and water break and enjoyed the view. Ok lets keep going.
I got to the top of the ridge and most of the major uphill was over but I still had a ways to go on a rising ridge.
Pyramid Peak in the distance

Pyramid Peak in the distance


After another hour of climbing I took a break enjoyed another cheese stick and peanut butter cookie. I really needed the break after a couple thousand feet of climbing. Looking up I had kinda a steep rocky climb to the next kinda peak.

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While resting I took in the view I looked back at what I climbed. I could see mammoth crest, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, and the Minarets.

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Now at the top of that steep climb I had a downhill then another steep climb.

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Another hour of climbing I was near to top.

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It start to get cloudy. It started to get cold and started to snow shower.

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I made it to the top. I enjoyed my accomplishment caught my breath and took in the views. Across the upper Owens Valley there was lightning strikes on the White Mountains. I was getting nervous being exposed on this Ridgeline I knew it was time to drop in.

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I strapped in and enjoyed the ride down. If a pictures is worth a 1000 words here in a million words with my go pro footage of the ride down.

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Bridgeport, CA to Mammoth Lakes, CA check!!!


Bridgeport to Mammoth check!!!
I have driven this stretch of highway 395 for years now. The views and smaller towns have always intrigued me but I am usually trying to get to and from point A and B and some what of a hurry. With the some what warmer weather I thought on my next day off I was going to saddle up and knock it off the list.
The day before my ride I called up Eastern Sierra Transit Authority to reserve a seat and a spot for the bike.
I can home from work and swapped out my mountain bike tires for cyclocross tires the skinniest tires I owned for least rolling resistance.
I set out my riding cloths and fell asleep. Alarm rings at 6:30am I hit the snooze button about 5 times. I had to catch the bus to Bridgeport at 8:20am.
Ok I lagged popped in the shower at 7:38am dressed hoped on my bike it got to the bus stop at 8:08am it was 39 degrees.

waiting for the bus

waiting for the bus


Yes I was full spandex out with a riding jacket over. I was wondering if I would be warm enough checked the weather on the iPhone it was suppose to be a high of 55 degrees.
Once the bus pulled up I loaded my bike on the rack gave him the bus fair of $9.50 then found a seat and relaxed for an hour. Once we pulled we stopped at a park near a museum a couple people unloaded and they where off to Reno, NV

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I did not eat breakfast and I knew I needed to fuel up for what I new was going to be a big ride for this person.
I have always wanted to stop at the Bridgeport Inn and as far as I know the only place to eat when it’s not fishmas also know as fishing season.
I had ordered breakfast and told the waitress if she mind if I snooped around it was really cool inside if your into historic stuff then she told me it was established in 1877 I thought it was great.
Ok breakfast came. so yummy.

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Full and happy it was still cool out so while enjoying coffee I knew I had to get motivated.
I saddled up and started to leave the town of Bridgeport.

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I looked up ahead and was thinking this is going to be a long beautiful ride and no turning back now.
After about 10 miles of slight uphill I came to another cool eatery and lodging.
I was way to full to stop and check it out but it had cool old bikes had to take a snapshot.

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I kept going for another 3-5 mile and saw the entrance to Bodie and the start of Conway Summit not taking anything away but I did think it would be a little tougher.
This is the stretch I really wanted to see. There was a beautiful valley of trees not yet in bloom and a stream. I kept going and saw a yellow belly marmot but he took off before I could grab a picture.

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After more miles I came to Conway Summit.

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Another few more miles there was a beautiful over look of Mono Lake.

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This was a very rewarding kinda long downhill with of course a beautiful over look of the mono basin. Which is a ride I did and posted before around the lake.
I pedaled into the town of Lee Vining also the easy entrance to Yosemite National Park. I was wanting a sugar rush so I stopped at Nicely’s Resturant for some fresh baked Pecan Pie ala Mode And a Coke. Aw so good and full.
Hoped on the bike and Pedaled on.
I was getting close to June Lake and saw the sign.

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Aw I am getting tired and this is a good climb up to Deadmans Summit. Although tired I knew I was getting closer to Mammoth.
After 20 miles of up and down I got to the Mammoth off ramp.
Ug I forgot for a bit the good climb to the Town of Mammoth Lakes.

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At last I got this ride in the books I checked strava thinking I climbed about 2800 feet. I had climbed 4800+ feet and 56.1 miles woohoo
I need a beer.
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Racing Dual Slalom on Snow with Bikes So #FUN


Racing Dual Slalom on Snow with Bikes So #FUN

I happen to come across a fund raiser for Sky Tavern Bike Park at Sky Tavern Bike Park put on by Black Rock Bicycles.

Race Flyer

Race Flyer


When I saw this, I lit up and was very giddy about this event there where two classes Fatbikes and regular bikes. But of Course Fatbikes rule so I had to enter my Fatbike.
The Day had come after leaving are hotel, Grand Sierra Lodge in Reno, NV. We stopped for a quick breakfast and trucked up Mt Rose Highway to find the Dual Slalom. We pulled up to Sky Tavern to find a sign drive up farther to MT Rose parking lot. Then we found another sign, race with an arrow pointing right. It was snowing and the wind was blowing about 30+MPH.
We pulled into the parking lot.

Parking For the Race

Parking For the Race


Once Parked Dressed up quick and pulled the bike off the rack. I was running a bit late. I rode to the start registration was in a little hut. There was a nice fire going with Hot Chocolate (Yummy)
Bikes at the Starting Gate

Bikes at the Starting Gate


The Course was getting a few last minute Preps.
Last Minute Preps

Last Minute Preps


It was time to race.
Up first where the Fatbikes
Starting Line

Starting Line


The Wind was blowing and it was snowing pretty good but once I was racing I was in a Zone.
Second Round of Racing

Second Round of Racing


I had stayed focused and Won my gates.
Pushing the Bike for the Final Round

Pushing the Bike for the Final Round


It was Time for the Final
The Final Round Making my Move

The Final Round Making my Move


Woman Racing On Regular Bikes

Woman Racing On Regular Bikes


Fun on Bikes With Friends

Fun on Bikes With Friends


This was one of the funnest events I have partake in.
I would love to see snowbiking take off such a great time.

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Hello 2014 and Alabama Loop scratched of the list.


I have wanted to ride the Alabama Hills loop for awhile now the draw of riding the foothills of the highest peak in the lower 48 states at Elevation: 14,505′ also the area where one of my favorite childhood tv shows The Lone Ranger. Also filmed here was IRONMAN, TREMORS, DJANGO UNCHAINED just to name a few.

Located in the Alabama Hills, Lone Pine, CA.

Lone Pine, CA

Lone Pine, CA

Film Museum

Film Museum

Start off with a little road ride.

Start off with a little road ride.

A sandy double track

A sandy double track

More Amazing Double track

More Amazing Double track

connectiong to a 4wd only road.

connectiong to a 4wd only road.

after climbing up I came back out to the MT Whitney Portal rd road up another 2 miles of pavement.

TrailHead

TrailHead

This Trailhead followed the foothills of Mt Whiney for a couple miles if rolling single track and great views of the Owens Valley and Owens Lake.

rolling Single Track

rolling Single Track

 

Nice Singletrack

Nice Singletrack

 

Dropping a Jedi Shoot of Sandstone

Dropping a Jedi Shoot of Sandstone

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Route

Route

 

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Bikepacking Catalina Island Last Minute Reality


I have wanted to Mountain Bike Catalina Island for awhile. I had planned to wait for the Catalina Island Gran Fondo put on by Team Big Bear. With this warm winter the thought of Bike packing has also been brewing in my head. With buzz of the Arrowhead 135 and Iditarod which also get my head going about bikepacking. So anyway I kinda contacted my buddy KC about bikepacking Catalina Island on his facebook page since I just happen to have a few days off work last minute. A couple hours later KC replied “are you serious because I took a week off work thinking I would give it a go at Stagecoach 400″ so 2 days before the trip, done we are bikepacking Catalina Island. I did some online search for campgrounds on the Island and  reserved a campground online for Wednesday at Hermit Gulch it was $21 a night per person. I was not sure if I would make it so I just paid for 1 person to hold the campground.

Pack it Load

Pack it Load it

I was very excited! I did a rare thing and took the afternoon off playing and packed, instead of waiting the last minute and just throw everything I think I needed in the car and zoom down. I still managed to miss a couple things like my merino wool underwear and a merino wool long sleeve shirt for lounging around in. I had to work until 11:30pm so the thought of getting up at 3:30am to drive to Joshua Tree to pick up KC was the only thing I was not excited I AM NOT A MORNING PERSON THINKING TO MYSELF. After I got off work stopped at A-frame Liquor to grab a Epic I.P.A. and a Red Bull. IPA to fall asleep Redbull to give me wings to Drive to Joshua Tree then to Catalina Island. I was really hoping to make that 5:30pm boat.

Alarm rings 3:30AM FUG I walked to the refrigerator to find my red bull hopped in the shower and hopped in the car everything loaded cruise control a couple miles over the speed limit gave KC a call meet him at 10:00ish am

KC Pick up

KC Pick up

Damn made nice time loaded his stuff and managed to make it to Downtown Long Beach Landing  after finding are overnight parking at $15 a night.

Packing Bike Parking Area

Packing Bike Parking Area

We put the bikebags on the bikes and road to ticket window at age 55 KC was happy to get his first senior discount at about $35 one way ticket myself $47 with bike woohoo caught the 2:00pm boat.

Tickets

Tickets

Now on the boat I got to relax, but I was excited. From the boat we could see pods of Dolphins and a few seals. No Whales.

The Downtown Landing to Avalon boat trip was approximately 1 hour.

The Island

The Island

We unloaded are bikes to the dock.

KC undocking his Bike

KC undocking his Bike

The first thing I did was look into the clear water I saw the State fish the Garibaldi a gold fish like.

The State Fish

The State Fish

Welcome To Catalina Island

Welcome To Catalina Island

I looked around at the Avalon village reminded me of Capatola meets Santa Barbara meets a foreign country.

Avalon

Avalon

Small golf carts and cars. Riding in the streets you had to pay attention or you where going to get your arse ran over there is a lot happening.

KC and the Golf Carts

KC and the Golf Carts

We wanted to get are permit for biking at Catalina Island Conservancy since we where 3 hours earlier then I had thought we would be.

Me (Hunter) at the Conservancy

Me (Hunter) at the Conservancy

Then we went up to find are campground.

KC setting UP

KC setting UP

After setting up camp we went back to town and grabbed a beer and $1 happy hour tacos at the Sandlot then we went down to the strip and had a couple beer at first what I thought was a brewery but just the best place in town to grab a craft beer.

KC and those yummy Tacos

KC and those yummy Tacos

Ok had a few and road back by the Wrigley Historic spring training Baseball Field

Wrigley Field Spring Training

Wrigley Field Spring Training

Then headed back to camp but first had to grab a beer at the liquor store

KC Packing up a Beer

KC Packing up a Beer

The liquor store carried mostly river beer but they had a Mission IPA which we enjoyed.

Talking Stories

Talking Stories

Crawled in my tent and slept great.

The California Quail

The California Quail

I awaken up to see the California bird the Quail.

We packed up are gear went back to town and had breakfast once fueled we set out to find are road to Two Harbors.

There was no sign so we headed what we thought was the right way after climbing a good climb only dead end until a private resort area so we asked the guard do you know the way to the airport yes go back and just go right right right. haha

We turned around still a little confused I looked at the map I bought and found the right way.

Over Looking Avalon, CA

Over Looking Avalon, CA

The Road started gaining elevation right away. After a mile of steep climbing your at a gate and a sign saying you are entering the Catalina Conservancy and also the Main entrance to the zipline that looked fun but I had only a few days on the Island so I had to stay focus on the ride.

Big Climb Over Look

Big Climb Over Look

After a couple miles of elevator type climbing you come up to a great eagle like look out over the pacific ocean and you remember you are riding your bike on an Island.

Eagles Eye

Eagles Eye

from here we rode a rolling style about 80% paved road to the airport.

Rolling

Rolling

Airport

Airport

Map and Elevation

Elevation

Terrain Map

Terrain Map

Where we dined on Bison and Veggie tacos SO GOOOOD! This was also a nice break period.

Tacos

Tacos

From the airport this is where it gets wild the paved road turns to a nice gravel road.

The Wild Dirt

The Wild Dirt

and a nice downhill.

Wrigley Ranch

DownHill

After about 3 miles you come to the Wrigley Field Ranch.

Wrigley Ranch

Wrigley Ranch

Ok now a small grind up a semi steep hill. then back to a fun downhill

Down Down Down

Down Down Down

but we had to watch the corners there was a fair amount of traffic.

We came to Little Harbor gave it a look and decided we would come back to it on are way back.

Over looking Little Harbor

Over looking Little Harbor

By this point we where 12 miles into the ride which don’t seem like much but there are some big climbs  and we are exposed to the sun.

Start of Another Climb

Start of Another Climb

We start looking up at another big grind and start thinking about setting up camp and Beer and Food.

Two Harbors Top of the climb

Two Harbors Top of the climb

Once at the top for a pretty good size climb we get excited we could see are campground area and the little village of Two Harbors.

We dropped down to the campground area first we went around looking for the office. The signage was not great so we had a treasure hunt trying to find the checkin area. Finally found it and there was a sign just go find a campground no reservation needed. The next thing was to find are campground on the way I saw the Island fox cool little guy.

The Island Fox

The Island Fox

Once we found are campground we where like ok not that great of spot so we moved to a killer look out of Isthmus Cove one of the Names of the Two Harbors.

camp Over looking Isthmus Cove

camp Over looking Isthmus Cove

So we setup are tent and checked out what are food and beer options where.

It was a 5:15pm glad we went into the store because they closed at 6pm we would not had have beer and snacks for the camp We both grabbed a couple of IPAs and some chips for later.

Ordering

Ordering

We went next door to the Resturant to dine and have a beer. KC ordered the Fish and Chips which where amazing and I a bison burger.

After being content from dinner we rode around

Checking Out the Bison

Checking Out the Bison

This is where we saw the other harbor (Catalina Harbor), Bison and Disk Golf which I wished I had brought a couple so we could play.

Disk Golf

Disk Golf

Then headed back to the site and enjoy are beers and stories. That same fox came back to check to see if we had snacks sorry little fella but you need to find your own grinds.

Good Morning

Good Morning

I slept pretty good but it was time to pack up and grab breakfast. OMG that breakfast burrito was soo good and big saved half. Now to find this road out of town.

Elevation Scale

Elevation Scale

Terrain Map

Terrain Map

That fun Downhill that lead us to town became a pretty good climb back out of town.

Once to the peak we had a nice downhill this time we stopped to checkout little harbor.

Little Harbor

Little Harbor

Living in a mountain town I have wanted to put my feet in the ocean and enjoy the sand. So for me this was a must stop the water was cold so I didn’t stay in long.

Now I was thinking of those Tacos at the airport. So it became a Mission to climb the 6 mile kinda steep gradual grade back.

Heard of Bison final Climb to the airport

Heard of Bison final Climb to the airport

Once back to the airport we devored those tasty tacos and chips and salsa and the other half of are burritos.

Now back to the rolling paved road back to Avalon which we where excited that we where alomost home free I was looking forward to the fast windy downhill but you gotta check yourself there is quite a bit of traffic to the airport from here.

Instead of racing to catch a boat back we would enjoy another night of camping at Hermit Gulch Campground before catching the 10:15am boat back to Downtown landing the next day.

We went back to the Sandlot for more happy hour tacos at a buck a piece and grabbed another 22ounce of Mission IPAs Life is Good.

The next morning we got up around 7am and KC made us some coffee and we slowly took an hour to pack up are camp and head back to the ticket office to buy are ticket back to Reality.

Been there Done that great trip last minute trip turned out great Happy Trails.

Awaiting for boat back to Reality

Awaiting for boat back to Reality

Stuff I brought.

The Bike was a Rigid Giant XTC 29r with rigid Carbon Forks

Packed in the Handlebar Bag (burrito bag) was my tent and Rain fly and a Thermorest sleeping pad which I want to upgrade to the new ultralight pads. and my tent poles.

My feed bag I carried a couple cliff bars and a Gatorade.

my frame bag I had a Ti coffee cup, single coffee packets, oatmeal and miso soup as a food backup but we knew we where going to eat at eateries. A usb battery pack to charge phone. Suncreen windbreaker packing towel for the shower. And TP.

The seat bag is where I kept my down jacket, thermals, boardshorts,

I also have a Dakine 3liters hydrations pack where I kept my tubes and bike multi tool.

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One step closer to making the Eastern Sierra a real Bike Hub


Every real bike town has a brewery Hub to go to right? Well with the support of the June Lake Brewery the Eastern Sierra will be one step closer.


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The Inyo Crater Loop


I was not motivated to ride but I knew I needed to get out and pedal since it had been a couple days. So I grabed that Mountain bike trail book and picked out the Inyo Crater Loop.

Should be a couple mellow enjoyable miles of single track which always seem to be never enough of. I was wanting to ride something different then the usual backyard trails. My friend Jodi also was not that motivated either so Inyo Craters was it.

I went and picked her up and we drove onto the scenic loop road and a left onto a dirt rode to the trail head.

INYO Craters Trail Head

INYO Craters Trail Head

Still unmotivated and moving slowly to unload the bikes.

Start of the Single Track

Start of the Single Track

Nice rolling single track between pine and sage brush.

Mountain Biking this single track is nice.

Mountain Biking this single track is nice.

After going for a while we have a little short steep climb but now we are motivated and having some fun.

Steep short section on the Inyo trail.

Steep short section on the Inyo trail.

After climbing this short steep section there is a slight down hill then you come to an open parking area. We then crossed the parking area and followed the blue diamonds up to the craters.

At the bottom of the craters there are pools of water at the bottom.

Fun fast single track down hill and back to the car.

A big 3.5 mile ride perfect for unmotivation but yeah we where like yeah lets ride some more.

So back at the car, We continue to ride up the dirt rode to crater flats. While riding are intent to ride to Crater Flats.  We end up wondering on this gravel road called 3N20. Then we merged onto 3N20A which looped around to some cool moto singletrack. The singletrack was fun because we were riding are fatbikes.

Which leads to another good reason why owning a fat bike. If the motos shred that once good singletrack its fun again, because the fat tires eat up loose conditions but anyway got deep there haha.

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Finally I rode Sand Canyon


I have really wanted to ride this ride for a long time another Eastern Sierra Classic. So Jodi and I deciding to give it a go.
We dropped a car off at Swall Meadows and drove up to Rock Creek Lake.

Riding up to Trail Head along the Lake.

Riding up to Trail Head along the Lake.

Jodi Riding Sand Canyon Single Track

Jodi Riding Sand Canyon Single Track

The Trail started off with a cool kinda three mile single track.

Then The Trail turned to a double track to fast sandy trail.

A Sandy Steeper then it looks Downhill

A Sandy Steeper then it looks Downhill

A Nice Water Crossing  with Fall Foliage

A Nice Water Crossing with Fall Foliage

The Trail  finished with a cool single track.

Swall Meadows Single Track Trail

Swall Meadows Single Track Trail

My Fatty love the Sandy fast fire road.

A Map of Sand Canyon

A Map of Sand Canyon

Elevation Scale Of Sand Canyon

Elevation Scale Of Sand Canyon

but anyway not going to blog much on this one but I included a short vid.

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Mammoth Lakes Classic Single Track Suggested Loop


I kinda routed this loop as a way to cover 3 classic single tracks in the town of Mammoth that could be riding in each direction and one of my favorite fall loop lookers left you start Mammoth Rock trail then transfer to the heart of the Mountain Mammoth then up to The Vista. Then to a couple miles of fast flowey  single track for the first section that is called Mountain View. Then middle is kinda twisty rolling single track then from the Earthquake Fault line is a couple miles of downhill single track to the village.

Sherwin Creek RD start

Sherwin Creek RD start

Mammoth classic
0.0 Start at sherwin creek rd 4S08

.4 continue straight to gravel road
.8 start the mammoth rock trail

Start of Mammoth Rock Trail

Start of Mammoth Rock Trail

Mid way up Mammoth Rock Trail

Mid way up Mammoth Rock Trail

3.6 mile go straight up paved road
3.8 mile you will come to a great look out of Glass Mountains and the whites. Panorama trail starts here.

Start to Panorama Trail

Start to Panorama Trail

4.3 miles hang a left to Panorama trail

To Lakes Trail

To Lakes Trail

4.5 miles hang a right to Lakes Basin Path

Bike Path to Lakes Trail

Bike Path to Lakes Trail

4.8 hang a right onto the bike path
4.9 cross lake Mary rd you look up you will see Lakes Trail climb it
5.5 mile head left to upper paper route

Paper Route

Paper Route

5.6 stay left continue up upper paper route
6.0 stay left up paper route
7.2 miles stay right on upper route
8.4 continue on dirt road reconnect to single track
8.5 make a left might be a picnic table here buy you will see an orange container
8.9 cross gravel continue straight
9.4 stay left and you will begin to climb uptown
9.5 stay right to uptown
10.5 your at main lodge head .1 mile trail starts back up by chair 1
10.6 you began climbing up beach cruiser
13.2 head left across gravel road follow single track for a short climb

Upper Beach Cruiser

Upper Beach Cruiser

13.5 stay right wrap around Reds Lakes stop for a swim or a nap in the sun.

Iconic Reds Lake

Iconic Reds Lake

13.6 stay left and stay left again to Mt View trail

Stay Left to the Mt View Trail

Stay Left to the Mt View Trail

15.6 stay left on Mt View towards the Vista

Great View of the Minarets Peaks

Great View of the Minarets Peaks

15.8 make a left on to paved road hwy 203
15.9 make a right towards the vista
16 miles right on to a gravel road

Mt View Trail Head

Mt View Trail Head

16.1 oh the Mt View Trail SO fun
18.7 come out to a turnaround gravel road go straight
18.75 make a left back on to the mt view single track

Back on MT View

Back on MT View

19.4 go left
19.5 make a right just past the wash and follow the gravel road and start climbing

Go Left to back on to MT View

Go Left to back on to MT View

19.9 go left hook back up to mt view single track after about it turns into double and you will come to the earthquake fault monument
21.5 mile cross hwy 203 again to down town

Cross over Hwy 203

Cross over Hwy 203

21.7 cross first single track (uptown trail) to second merge left and finish across from the village where I am going to grab some grinds

Merge Left to Downtown

Merge Left to Downtown

23.7 radical finished it

Map of Loop

Map of Loop

Elevation of Loop

Elevation of Loop

http://www.strava.com/segments/5800568

 

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Death Valley, Calif.


Death Valley, Calif.

Wait for the October-March off-season before tackling trails in this desert park, where temperatures can reach into the triple digits. And even though riding is limited to roads open to motor vehicles, there are still plenty of great options, McCoy says. “Rides range from easy, like the 3-mile-long 20-Mule Team Canyon Road loop, to challenging, such as the 28-mile, one-way Titus Canyon Road.” Contact or visit: 760-786-3200; nps.gov/deva -

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Mountain Bike Death Valley

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