China Camp this Saturday

This weekend’s ride:

This Saturday, Feb 5, meet at my place at 9:30 for carpooling over to China Camp.  Those who might meet us over there, we’ll probably arrive around 10:30, and we’ll be starting at the Miwok Meadows trailhead (not the Back Ranch trailhead where we’ve sometimes started).  It’s near Chicken Coop Hill on the above-linked brochure.

China Camp is a nice 16km loop, almost all on wide singletrack, with one big climb (about 200 meters of climbing), and a long, gradual downhill after that.  There are a few technical areas, but nothing that can’t be handled on a 36″ wheel; it’s great big wheel territory, and it’s pretty nice on a 24″, too.  The ride is strenuous, but not particularly difficult; anybody who’s in decent shape can do it.  Oak woodlands, tidal marshlands, with common sightings of deer, egrets, and wild turkeys.  Definitely one to join in on!

Last weekend’s ride:

Joaquin Miller is at its best in the rain and mist, and Sunday’s ride was no exception; we wound up doing three loops thanks to Ashley’s encouragement:

Josh

Steven

Josh on Castle Park

Full photo set

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