Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Big Loop in the Bodie Hills

I started the day off right. Early morning at Lundy Campground outside our Scamp. 

Inside the Scamp.

Scooped up my buddy Jimmy in Mono City and drove to Bodie. Heading up the Geiger Grade out of Bodie.

Into the big open high country near Bodie Peak.

Took a small side road to the historic site of Halfway.

Relaxed and poked around for a bit.

Back on the trail.

Crossing the state line.

Out into open country.

Replenished out water at Fletcher Spring and then headed up into Del Monte Canyon.

and poked around another old homestead.

Arriving back in Bodie.

A long, spectacular ride in wonderfully remote country with a great friend.
Doesn't get much better!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Lost and Found Weekend

For the third year running I headed up to Lake Davis for the Lost and Found gravel grinder race. It felt like coming home to set up the lawn chairs on the bluff at the campground and admire the beauty of the lake.

Light winds and warm temps made for terrific paddle boarding conditions. Mary enjoys the glass!

Since I hadn't the miles in my legs to feel up for the 100 mile race, I entered the 60 miler - which was tough enough. I felt pretty good and ended up 19th out of 185 finishers.

My buddies Chris and Nemo made the journey too, They rode the hundred and had a good old time.

Took a mellow paddle the next morning and was blessed to see this Bald Eagle pair feed young on their nest.

The campground emptied Sunday night. Whipped out the pie irons and cooked some tasty pies.

More lake sublimity.

Monday morning was picture perfect. Mary and I took a relaxing paddle.

The locale terrific with the beautiful lake, lush meadows and wildflowers galore.
The race is well organized, tough, and wonderfully scenic.
So much fun!