In the last few years, Todd and I have started our own camping tradition: a mountain bike ride for experienced and non-experienced riders alike. Family members have not only survived the trek, but have been converted!But alas, this was my last ride on my bike before it got totaled in a rear-end collision …
My sister started the Lopez Run tradition years & years ago.9.3 miles into camp–steep hill at mile 5–family cheering for you as you enter camp.This was the first year I decided to give it a try, running it with my 3 adult nieces. Who knew I was so good at chatting while running.Just wished …
“Dropping 5,000 vertical feet in 17 miles from Packer Saddle to Downieville, the Downieville Downhill is the longest and most demanding downhill mountain bike race in the nation. This prestigious race course follows the paths of the Sunrise Trail, Butcher Ranch Trail, Third Divide Trail and First Divide Trail. It’s big, it’s bad and it’s [...]
On a bike, or a hike or in a car, the views in the Sierra Butte National Forest were spectacular.
There was no vehicle access to our cabin, only a shaky, suspension bridge that tested Pumpkin’s courage daily.
Downieville, CAPopulation: 325″Downieville evokes the peaceful atmosphere of a tree-shaded, Old California burg. Everyone seems to move with the grace of the swaying pines. A block behind Main Street, a man in rubber gaiters casts for trout at the union of the Yuba and Downie rivers. A few yards away, a gang of lanky teens [...]
When the group of us finally made it to the top of the hill, all we could say was “Dam!”(It would be funnier if you could see the dam a little better in this picture. Oh well, I tried).