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Rocko1
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24 days ago
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Did a quick hike in the Cleveland NF this weekend. 9 miles, early start to beat the heat. Went up Garnet Peak then explored the Noble Canyon area. Bugs and gnats are out in full force.


From the top of Garnet Peak you can see water from Storm Canyon still flowing pretty far into Vallecito Valley.




Looking towards Granite.


Lots for flowers blooming.


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Scooter
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24 days ago
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Very nice. Is the forest open?
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Rocko1
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24 days ago
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Scooter wrote:
Very nice. Is the forest open?

Trails are. Improved sites with bathrooms still closed.
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24 days ago
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Thanks Great pictures
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dsefcik
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Very nice...Tom and I went out to McCain Valley for a bike ride, yes...bugs are in FULL force.






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Rocko1
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24 days ago
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dsefcik wrote:
Very nice...Tom and I went out to McCain Valley for a bike ride, yes...bugs are in FULL force.






Sweet bike! Is that yours?
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24 days ago
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Nice shots from the top. Dig the battle bike.

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Brian
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24 days ago
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I used to do a lot of mountain biking and I had always heard that Noble Canyon was one of the best spots. When I rode it, I had to keep the speed up to outrun the gnats, but every time I had to slow down for a technical section they would be swarming around my head and I had to be careful not to inhale them. I never went back.
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23 days ago
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Nice looking photos / trip Rocko1 and Daren!

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Nice looking photos / trip Rocko1 and Daren!

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23 days ago
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Nice pics Rocko1. Glad to see water down in Storm. Last time I was in that area was early 2019 and that drainage was bone dry. You ever looked around Oasis Spring? Assuming that's where most of that water is originating from. Now to continue Daren's hijack of your post, here's another ebike pic up in McCain. Gunna have to step up my game to get that fully accessorized look Daren's bike has smile

IMG_3881 by tomteske, on Flickr

Ziphius, you know what this cute fuzzy plant is?? Can't say I've ever noticed it before.

IMG_3895 by tomteske, on Flickr
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Rocko1
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23 days ago
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tommy750 wrote:
Nice pics Rocko1. Glad to see water down in Storm. Last time I was in that area was early 2019 and that drainage was bone dry. You ever looked around Oasis Spring? Assuming that's where most of that water is originating from. Now to continue Daren's hijack of your post, here's another ebike pic up in McCain. Gunna have to step up my game to get that fully accessorized look Daren's bike has smile

IMG_3881 by tomteske, on Flickr

Ziphius, you know what this cute fuzzy plant is?? Can't say I've ever noticed it before.

IMG_3895 by tomteske, on Flickr

I have always wanted to go check out the building at Oasis Spring-heck I am up in that area enough I always forget somehow. Water was flowing really nice in Indian Creek also.

Need more info on those bikes. Would love to get into that.
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23 days ago
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Brian wrote:
I used to do a lot of mountain biking and I had always heard that Noble Canyon was one of the best spots. When I rode it, I had to keep the speed up to outrun the gnats, but every time I had to slow down for a technical section they would be swarming around my head and I had to be careful not to inhale them. I never went back.



Did you ever try a bug net? I used my buff to cover my mouth but they still swarm near my eyes-even with having my shirt/pants/hat treated with permethrin.
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23 days ago
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Rocko1 wrote:
Did you ever try a bug net? I used my buff to cover my mouth but they still swarm near my eyes-even with having my shirt/pants/hat treated with permethrin.


I bought one a couple years ago for backpacking in the Sierras. That's a good idea to use it for biking in buggy areas. The helmet would probably keep it the perfect distance away from the face.
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tekewin
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23 days ago
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Great! The view from Garnet is one of my favorites in the park. Can't wait until the whole park is officially re-opened.
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22 days ago
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Goodness, great pictures!! Love the views, those colors are amazing. The balancing rock is really cool. And yes, great bike / trail shots!

I haven't been getting out. My usual go-to spots are within the park boundaries or areas that are closed, and I guess it's all just been a bit disorienting so I've been staying local. I really appreciate the reminders that there are options, even with all the closures. Thanks for sharing a bit of "normal". smile
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dsefcik
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Moved the ebike build to a new thread http://www.anzaborrego.net/anzaborrego/Forum/topic1533-ebike-build.aspx?MessageID=10771#post10771



@Tommy750, I like that pic of the bikes..nice!

Yeah, sorry I did hijack it, too lazy to start my own thread...Thread Hijack!

Been telling myself I am gonna write up a post on my ebike but who knows when that will happen.
Here is a link to the photos over the last year of building it up from brand new out of the box....all inspired by tommy750 and his ebike.

https://www.darensefcik.com/Photography/Bicycles/E-Bike-Build/

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22 days ago
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Tommy that fuzzy plant is a mystery to me!

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21 days ago
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Nice trip Rocko. The wildlife was really enjoying that seasonal creek heading down to the desert floor.
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Rocko1
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21 days ago
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rockhopper wrote:
Nice trip Rocko. The wildlife was really enjoying that seasonal creek heading down to the desert floor.


I am shocked at how far it is making it, especially with the weather we have had.
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Rocko1
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17 days ago
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The wife and I did a quick overnight back in the CNF on Saturday. Was warm during the day, got to 49F at night, slight breeze. Really nice with the only exception being the bugs-out in full force-gnats, mosquito, flying ants, etc. Head nets really saved us, best 1oz item.



Sunrise comes early this time of year 5:41am




Was a nice trip.
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17 days ago
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Rocko1..nice...are you getting the CNF permits or just going out? Was half thinking for next weekend but we always get the (free) permits.

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Rocko1
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17 days ago
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dsefcik wrote:
Rocko1..nice...are you getting the CNF permits or just going out? Was half thinking for next weekend but we always get the (free) permits.

I applied for a permit and got a response from CNF ranger saying until the Descanso station is back open, no permits are required.
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10 days ago
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dsefcik wrote:
Very nice...Tom and I went out to McCain Valley for a bike ride, yes...bugs are in FULL force.














Those tanks are good for a quick bath on a hot day in McCain Valley

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