Friday, April 16, 2010

Palomar Mountain

Sometimes, just like the bear, we go over the mountain to see what we can see. Yesterday, was such a day on Palomar mountain. This is the local mountain climb. It has an elevation gain of 4325ft over 12.8 miles with an average grade of 7.0% (whatever that means, to me it means hard). There are a total of 21 switchbacks on the climb, really only 21 - seemed like way more to me! It was a fabulous day for the ride, great weather and beautiful views.

Proof we made it to the top

South Grade Road - this is the road we went up

Views toward Lake Henshaw on way down

The Cal Trans worker who didn't call us SLOW

Beautiful day, great company and we conquered the mountain, or as Edmund Hillary said, 'it's not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves'. 

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