Coastal Biking Adventure

Coastal Biking Adventure

California coastal bike trail

This was quite the biking adventure. Misrepresented to us as an old logging road, this California Coastal Bike Trail was not at all what we bargained for, but we still had fun. My kids said it was harder than mountain biking. We dealt with a very narrow trail, complete not only with roots and rocks, but many downed trees which we went over or under, through five foot high grasses tickling us from every side, squishy mud, and branches in the face. The photos shown below were the only areas open enough to get those shots!

We finally gave up after several miles when faced with the six foot drop shown in the photos. We then chose instead to bivouac west across the meadow to the Pacific ocean. And what an expanse it was! Having a ten mile slice of beach to ourselves, was worth the effort and then some! 

This beach was pristine and I loved the wide misty expanse of it. I was fascinated watching the pelicans in flight; they look like they have pterodactyl ancestors. We played in this sanctuary and reveled in it for a few hours before heading back the way we came, feeling very hard core and satisfied.

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5 Comments

  1. Rima 5 years ago

    Gorgeous pictures of the beach!

  2. Eric Thacher 5 years ago

    More great documentation!

  3. Deborah 5 years ago

    Wow! I love the ocean. Your camera catches the colour of the water as the waves crash…gorgeous. Imagine finding a deserted beach in California…!! .. is that usual? Must have been because the access was somewhat difficult. Hope it stays that way. The driftwood and rocks take me back home to the beaches that are covered in these beautiful shapes. I really miss them. What a wonderful adventure you are having and I am so grateful for you taking the time and making the effort to share it. Love to all of you!

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      Polly Castor 5 years ago

      Xx

  4. Liz 5 years ago

    Amazing to have found that beach! Stupendous photography!!

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