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    It's Spring in Northern California - and green for a limited time only!

    I think Spring is the most beautiful time of year in the foothills around Chico, CA. Unfortunately, it doesn't last long! When the temperature starts hitting about 70F and above, you know it's only a few weeks until the green grass dries up and turns golden for the remainder of the year. But for those few short weeks, you're treated with wildflowers, small seasonal streams and waterfalls, and hills of bright and deep greens. And with temps from the high 50s to mid-70s it's just a perfect time for a bike ride.

    Looking West towards the coastal range:


    Some of the sweetest singletrack in Bidwell Park, along the South Rim (but you gotta work to get here, and back out).


    Big Chico Creek. Down in the bottom of the canyon where it's cooler most of the foliage still thinks it's Winter:




    Looking East into Upper Bidwell Park:


    You don't "need" a FS trail bike up here, but it sure makes it a lot more fun, especially on the downhills.


    The top of North Rim Trail, looking towards the opposite side of the canyon at sunset:


    And sometimes, you hit that turnaround point in your ride at just the right time:


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    Nice. We gotta enjoy it while we can before it goes brown on us.
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    Trade you for some white stuff

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    It's Spring in Northern California - and green for a limited time only!

    Nice day today up farther to the north in the Redding area!! And yes, enjoying the green for a limited time!It's Spring in Northern California - and green for a limited time only!-imageuploadedbytapatalk1364163389.812224.jpgIt's Spring in Northern California - and green for a limited time only!-imageuploadedbytapatalk1364163422.080511.jpg

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    So that;s what spring looks like! We still have ice and snow... but it is melting!

    Beautiful pics! 2heads & borb
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    Nice to see Bidwell Park in 2013. I remember those days from college, back in 86'. A fine time indeed to explore. Thanks for the photos.
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    +1 Chico grad 89'. Spent many a day in upper park. Started mtn biking up there in 84'! Good time. Sure miss spending time there. Would'a stayed if there was work in my field. Thanks for the pics and memory stir!

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