After a pleasant Memorial Day holiday with friends and family it was time to head down to Lone Pine and back to work.
This week I camped in the Alabama Hills and did a little mountain biking.
Last fall I found a nice piece of trail that begins up near Horseshoe Meadow Road and ends on Tuttle Creek Road. There is a lot of water in the area, so the trail winds through meadows, groves of trees and even a couple stream crossings. (Remember to click on the pic for a larger image!).
Yep, the trail even travels under this arch!
It's late spring, so the Cone Flowers have come out in force.
The next day I rode north from Movie Flat starting on Movie Road.
Then on up to the mining district in the northern Alabama Hills.
Here's Lone Pine Peak peeking over a short ridge early morning.
Despite a few sections of soft sand, the riding was great. It was nice to be back to my home away from home!