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Old 11-13-2012, 06:49 PM   #25
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Hit Nine Mile Canyon road. Perfect temps, sunshine, no traffic and an epic road with views. It doesn't get much better than this. Started losing altitude heading towards the Owens Valley.

It ended way too soon. Had spent the majority of the day getting down to 395 in the valley. Weather was still holding but starting to build to the north. Once I got on 395 I let the Strom haul the mail and had planned to just keep going north. Of course, when I got to Lone Pine I thought.....hell, I'm here might as well ride up thru the Alabama Hills up the road that leads to Mount Whitney. A big mistake as I would later realize. I could see the weather building but my stupid ass figured it would hold off. I'd had perfect weather for the past week....why should it change now!

Putting in the miles headed north.

Alabama Hills outside Lone Pine enroute to the Mount Whitney portal road.

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