I slept pretty well that night surprisingly because Im sure most of us, the first night back camping again there is lots of tossing and turning. I get some of the best sleep in my life about two weeks into a good bike trip. Having said that, I woke up at 5am thinking it was about 8 and packed everything and headed to the bike.
By the time the bike was mostly packed I realized it was only about 6 - not that it really mattered, it just meant that I had a few more hours to rub together than I had figured on...... it was time!
Plus I had fabulous success at not getting eaten by a bear!
here is the map for day 2....
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On the way out
these were the only seqoia's I got pictures of. The rest of them just look like a picture of bark, or bits of the top of a tree that ends 300 feet above me....so
back down to the bottom of the hill and the bridge again
somebodies dream house on the way down....
after this, Im out of the mountains and into the armpit of the state..... the central basin. This is what it all looks like. There's only one picture because it all looks the same; Oildale, Bakersfield, Visallia, Frenso et al
however 198 turned out to be a fabulous road....
There is ALWAYS something that I've been wanting to do since I started riding. I've always heard about this Military base that you can drive across on the way between the 101 freeway and Big Sur..... This was the day that I was going to get to do it!
Luckily I didn't take any pictures at all..... I did however see a BALD EAGLE in the air on the base and it got me wonder whether they just have them on the base at all times.
anyways, here are some pics of the base I found just for continuity purposes.
supposedly there is an old mission around somewhere as well....
anyways, I suck.
as quickly as you ride onto the base, you're off the base and it gives way to a bunch of campsites and hippies