Set out to map the Lobos Creek Valley Trail but it was closed after the sand dunes due to Habitat Restoration. Used a "social trail" up to Letterman Hospital and back down to the GGNRA Maintenance Complex.
Go to Pershing and Mountain Bike down the Social Trail. Looks like a great ride except for the occasional fallen tree.
It's that time of year and the search is on for those elusive orchids that only flower for about five weeks a year. So you can imagine the surprise and delight to find a clump of them close to the path near the top of Skeleton gorge!! From there it was to the dams and then back to Kirstenbosch gardens via Nursery ravine.
One of my all time favourites! This hike has everything. Spectacular Atlantic views, underground Yellowwood forests and rock formations that stimulate the imagination.
An excellent climb to the middle table for those who are tired of Platteklip gorge and the crowds that zig zag their way to the top that way. Also great in hot weather because it is in the shade for much of the morning.....
GPS logger retained the initial position from Angora Ridge where I was the day before. Hike started from shortcut behind Stanford Sierra Camp and we did not fly from Angora Ridge to the mid-Tallac trail.
If you hold a Nikon P5000 with one hand, it\'s possible for the palm of your right hand to accidentally depress the exposure compensation button and then add +2 stops to the exposure.
Looking for the perfect loop on the KDX 200. From Breck up Swan River to Georgia Pass, across the ridge, and back down to the Swan River. Unfortunate, I was stymied as you can tell from the track. I ran into a section that I wouldn't even take a tank into. (Found a rental jeep nearby that was severely stuck.
The last day of the trip. We rode south from Napa to San Francisco to return the rental motorcycle to Eaglerider. The Goldwing was 100% reliable and very comfortable, but I could not get used to the weight, lack of power and poor luggage capacity compared to my Yamaha FJR1300.
A day off from motorcycling, to do the tourist visits. A guided tour of some of the Napa Valley wineries. Really well organised. We chose a tour bus, so we could drink. The Vineyards charge $10-$20 for the tasting, 5-6 half glasses of wine. I was surprised that each vineyard grew many different types of grape. Bobbie doesn't care much for red, so I often drank hers.
My planned tour was complete, with a couple of days to spare. So a trip to Napa / Sanoma, to drink some wine, and spend a day not motorcycliing.
A cruise down the coast, with Lunch at Alice's Restaurant. An experience as the local sherrif and deputy ate there, the sherriff was called to deal with a fallen motorcyclist half way through their lunch. Sherrif stopped eating and waited for the sherrif. The food was OK. We saw a recover vehicle dragging the bike out of the hillside as we left.Santa Cruz is a great place to visit.