There is a quite a little gem tucked away hidden in the Sierras. I first heard of the place 2 years ago when i was in search of Chunk in the NorCal area. A lot of riders pointed me to North Star, Tahoe stuff and little known places few, far and between. One of the rides stuck in my head as a total , HAB and CHUNK. I just love 'splorin.
We started our ride by Car lake.
AliB pushing her bike up.
Sure enough, the rocks are coming out one by one.
He we are making our way thru.
AliB taking the "A" line.
Huckpituee dusting the camera.
HAB's are good for the soul. Every good ride should at least have one
As we ride along, we passed thru a nice meadow.
The Black Buttes is starting to get closer and the view of the Buttes just keeps getting better.
I absolutely love the feeling of remoteness, and most especially the terrain in this particular area.
Once we it to the top of the peak, it was time to descend. We opted on a straight line descent that will connect us to a connector trail. The straightline was basically steep and loose shale reminiscent of a rock landslide. Needless to say, it was FUN!
the view of the Sierra Buttes on the left was really neat to see from up here.
Here is AliB about to descend the shale slip n' slide.
After a sweet descent, we did a couple of more HAB's until we got to the ridgeline.
The ridgeline had some good flow on it with amazing views of the Black Buttes and the Sierra Buttes and some really crystal blue lakes.
after traversing the ridgeline it was time to descend of some loose terrain with baby head rocks. This was fun!
Shortly after, we ran into a big group of backpackers that had been hiking for 8 days. Since we all three of us aren't on Strava, we showed the hikers some love by saying hello and yielding. I would love to backpack out there or better yet, bikepacking
somewhere nearby, we found a nice little rock pile to take a break and what better way to take in the views of the Sierras?
On this 8 day trip, we will be riding our bikes everyday and what better way to fuel your body?
Mango gummi bears with yogurts
While taking a break i saw i gnarly line on some chunks and i kinda pointed my bike on the line and Huck looks at me in disgust.
On the way back there were some chunks worth snapping pics of.
The chunks came and gone and we were weaving in out of trees and canyons and even rode next to some lakes.
Fitting way to celebrate life and enjoy the great outdoors. Alpine Beer Co. Double IPA Bad Boy
Great times out there!
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