30 June, 2013

Midpines and Merced

Next stop on the vacation tour, the cabin in Midpines and the Merced River.





29 June, 2013

June Lake

June Lake has gorgeous clear water and a big sandy beach.

paddle boarding



biking the nearby roads


 Tuolumne Meadows atop Yosemite

28 June, 2013

Hot Creek

Hot Creek Geologic Site is worth a stop if you're in Mammoth.




27 June, 2013

Mammoth Mountain Bike Park

Mammoth Mountain features California's highest lift-served trails!

next stop 11,053 feet


our favorite trail is "Off the Top"


Heather descending the volcanic dirt


Mammoth Lakes basin and our campground


we went back to the top three times



riding back to camp, Twin Lakes

post-ride soak under Mammoth in Horseshoe Lake

sunset on a perfect day at Lake Mary

26 June, 2013

Mammoth Lakes Basin

Mammoth Lakes is awesome and the new 5 mile bike path that leads from the glacial lakes into town is absolutely fabulous.

camping at Lake Mary in the Mammoth Lakes Basin

morning ride around Horseshoe Lake

Twin Lakes

afternoon ride along Panorama and Mammoth Rock Trail


Mammoth Rock


...then into town for grub at the Base Camp Cafe

25 June, 2013

HWY 89 & 395

Driving south through scenic Sierras to avoid the cold rain.


Highway 89








23 June, 2013

South Lake Tahoe

First day of vacation and it's cold and raining, to South Lake Tahoe!

coffee and lunch in a mine shaft at Cozmic Cafe Placerville


upgrade to yurt at Fallen Leaf Lake Campground

sleeping all day through the rain

super moon

21 June, 2013

20 June, 2013

Camino Alto


Over Camino Alto testing parts on my single-speed, good to go!

19 June, 2013

Advocacy

Here's two recent Bay Area articles from the Center for Investigative Reporting.



Charlotte's Mayor Anthony Foxx is the new Secretary of Transportation.  Thankfully it looks like his city DOT got the memo and understood most of it.

Charlotte's "complete streets" are better, but far from perfect.

17 June, 2013

Coast View

Fueled by Judy's quiche I put in a hot lap to Coast View and Coastal Trail.

Old Stage Coach Road


Leopard Lily

taking a break at the top of Coast View