And above 1500', snowy.
Since I've never seen weather as inhospitable on Mount Hamilton, I naturally decided this would be a great day for a bike ride!.
|The foothills were green and lush. Not hinting at all of the arctic conditions at the top.|
I drove to Grant Park and parked on the side of the road.
check out the snow at the peak. Here's a
zoom of the peak.
This is where the cops and the highway workers closed
the road. I just took the trails around the roadblock and
got back to road for the rest of the climb. A few snowplows
and Caltrans trucks passed me on the ride, but nobody hassled me.
Note: I found out you're not allowed to park on the side of the road anymore.
|Even the back side of Quimby road was snowy and closed.|
|Ran into some wild pigs.|
|At around 3500', I disappeared as I climbed into the clouds.|
|It's all snow.|
|I finally reached the top, and the astronomers had a warm welcome for me. Not. It was quite desolate.|
|Well, this was me. Except for my hands & feet, I stayed quite warm. Gotta love fleece. You know what was weird? I didn't see a single other biker. None at all. And on such a beautiful day too. Odd.|
|As I descended out of the clouds, the sun burst out from under the clouds and over the next mountain range. Stunning.|