Saturday, January 23, 2010

Gate - Junction - Juniper - SNOW

It's been "the wettest week in a decade" and it snowed on the Mountain yesterday, but it was supposed to be dry today.

Took this photo from my office window Friday afternoon.
Woke up to heavy drizzle, prepped for a Belgian Hardman ride.

Rained on me all the way to the Gate, but then it stopped and I doffed the rain cape. JB was waiting for me.

We wondered how busy the Park would be with people wanting to drive up to the snow... looked like about 2500 feet. There were a number of them, but it wasn't too bad.

At the Junction, the trailer sign said that Summit Road was closed at Juniper.

It was patchy fog above the Junction, with spots of clear and sunny. We could see the snow though and it was drawing us up.

There were a couple rangers at Juniper making sure people parked sensibly and that bikes didn't go around the road closure.

I met a guy with a Taleo jersey who admired my Merckx and he was on a 1960's Peugeot and had done quite a few vintage restorations so we had a good talk.

Had to be extra careful on the way down with so many bad drivers coming up.

1 comment:

Scott S said...

I'm jealous.
I left Martinez under clear skies, but got soaked up on Skyline.
I'll be back on the mountain as soon as I know my wrist will handle the long descent.

Thanks for riding for those of us who couldn't.
Great pics.