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Old 08-07-2010, 10:32 PM   #15
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Location: SF Bay Area, California
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Bear Valley

As great as the Sonora pass was, I think both Geddo and I were a bit let down by the Western side of Ebbetts. It was nice and flowing, but there wasn't much technical about it and we got to the summit fairly quickly. Time to look for a campsite! We settled on Silvertip, after the first one we looked at was full.

This was a great site for our needs. Lots of deadfall (free) firewood; flat, soft surfaces for tents; and running water at each spot made it perfect for wandering motorcyclists

Here's Geddo talking to yet another ST fan
"It's SO quiet, I love it!!"

The Bear Valley Resort Lodge is right down the street. There we found a general store (only open til 5:30!?!?) a semi-fancy restaurant, a bar, and a pizza place. We settled on pizza, and I'd say it was pretty good. Took a long time though... For the record, a medium will get you 8 pieces and between the two of us we didn't finish it.
We made the calls to the better halves, and headed back to camp.

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