Saturday Oct. 17, Auburn State Recreation Area -- Sunday Oct. 18, Sly Park
Sly Park, Pollock Pines, CA
"Holy tree, Batman!" This tree (right) is a few miles outside Sly Park, in the El Dorado National Forest.
Below, we see Brett Bymaster checking out some of the shady singletrack. The majority of the trail is in shade like this.
At the back end of the lake is Hazel Creek, which
is fed by this waterfall (below right). At the top of the waterfall is
a big pipe about half a mile long, bringing water from the other side
of the mountain. All of this (including the lake) was built by the Bureau
of Reclamation in the 1940's or 50's.
The lake makes a beautiful backdrop, and beautiful scenery almost the
entire ride. That's me, riding between rocks & stumps on my old piece
'o Schwinn (last year). Photo by Bloodman.
This is the Pine Cone Campground, where we will be based and race the
Jenkinson Lake Wheel Dip. If you're too tired from the previous day's
riding, just hang out, jump in the lake, eat, or practice for the wheel
dip. Or bring your Jet Ski.
Below is the beach where we'll have our contest,
riding from the right hand edge of the picture, down to the water, and
back up again. The rock is sorta smooth, but not real smooth!
same beach, facing in the other direction from the picture above. This
was a nice weekend in September. Not a bad place to spend a day!
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