Saturday, October 22, 2016

2016 SMR 36

Man, did the flat ride last Saturday and didn't make it to the health club this week, and it was harder than usual climbing The Mountain today.  Beautiful weather though, started out a little cool and then got a little warm.

Exciting - this car passed JB and me just before Livermore Overlook.  His engine was making a funny noise and then we smelled something burning and we figured he didn't know how to drive...

...but as it turns out HIS CAR WAS ON FIRE!

Lucky he had the Overlook to pull over at so he didn't start a vegetation fire.  I called the ranger phone and got a voice mail, so I called 911 and got transferred to the fire department.  But then the rangers showed up with a fire extinguisher and cancelled the fire truck.

Hey, a hang-glider... no, it has an engine... some kind of ultralight.

I'm not sure what they're doing with the Summit bathrooms, but there's a couple porta-potties here now.

We stopped to talk to car fire guy on the way down, turns out he's a friendly guy who just had some bad luck... surprisingly in a good mood about the whole thing, waiting for the tow truck.

 Tarantula Tally:  one crawler near Moss Landing.

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