Originally Posted by vuganeja
La Gloria is a nice road! esp when combined with old hernandez road and a little bit of clear creek :)
how does Summit road compare to each one of those? Harder? easier?
shorter and just as easy as La Gloria, but if you are in the area its a nice loop through the Santa Cruz Mountains. Just don't let the locals fool ya - its a county road and not under their control so if you have a plate you can use it. If the gate is shut and locked call the county sheriff to open and deal with them.
Clear Creek Road is open (main thru road) along with Spanish Lake, Sawmill, and KCAC (a great loop).
Hernandez is fine, but you should get over to the South Coast Ridge Road (off of Nacimento Road south of Big Sur). If you need lots of dirt then head to the Carrizo Plain or Mendocino NF.