Sunday, October 29, 2017

Paicines-New Idria-Paicines

With the first rain of the season on the horizon, we had to hastily schedule our Paicines-New Idria-Paicines Boogie to take advantage of the perfect road conditions and honor Jobst and his crew with an all day pedal through this desolate country of the Diablo Range. One of the first fires I responded to while stationed in San Benito County as a seasonal Firefighter with California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection was at the base of San Carlos Peak (4,845' elevation). The 8 mile climb always seems to surprise me. The Sierra Range was barely noticeable off in the distance and we saw one car near the Pinnacles and one more on Panoche Rd. Thank you Rep Jimmy Panneta, the BLM and Ranger Wilde for keeping Clear Creek open to the pubic (cyclists) and increasing the footprint of the recreation area. The roads were in fantastic shape and we locked both gates on our way out. See ya next year!


                                   Top of R1 looking towards the central valley and beyond

                                                                Panoche Road

                                                         San Carlos Peak approach

                                                          below Hernandez reservoir

                                                         mercury mine- New Idria

                                                                 Frusetta Ranch

                                                       Coastal Range off in the distance

                                              Beaver Dam Forrest Fire Station District

                                                               San Benito Lateral

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