This past weekend I made the drive from LA to San Jose for a Dad/Daughter College Weekend. During the drive north, I detoured east off the 5 and 99 to the Sequoia National Forest to ride Freeman Creek and shuttle Camp Nelson trails. Unfortunately, still too much snow at 7100 ft for Freeman Creek. The Camp Nelson trail on the other side of the mountain was in perfect shape and delivered on the hype... steep, technical, fast flowing fun. Saturday I rode Skeggs Point, a Bay Area classic. My daughter Shelby joined me for a second Skeggs loop on Sunday. A little bit of everything at Skeggs. The downhill fun starts early as most trails point downhill from the Skyline trailhead. The trick is saving enough energy for the inevitable climb back up to the parking. Not technical or steep, just a long grind.
A great weekend to be a mountain bike dad with a daughter attending SJSU in the Silicone Valley...
I was burning too much energy pushing past the deep sections of snow on Freeman Creek Trail so I opted for multiple shuttle runs on Camp Nelson.
Camp Nelson Trailhead
Big trees everywhere on Camp Nelson
Famous photo stop on Camp Nelson... trail thru the sequoia
Wouldn't be big mountain riding without a little blood letting...
How'd I get the blood splatter on the GoPro lens?
Skeggs has some technical sections but mainly fast, flowing fun...
Prepping for the climb back up to the Caltrans Skyline parking area at Skeggs Point
Shelby's young, fresh legs lead me back
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