Friday, September 18, 2009
September 18 - Where the Pavement Ends
It's been several years of on-and-off dayhiking east, across the Central Valley and into the Sierras on trails and roads, and, after quite a long time on the Mosquito Ridge Road, the pavement ended today at about 7:30pm. From here, there will probably be several more gravel road hikes, then the trail to Crest, after which will reach same by the Lake Tahoe side -- additionally two long stretches need to be filled in between Drivers Flat and Foresthill.
Before that, it was beginning the orchestration of The Gospel According to St.Matthew: XII. The Would-Be Followers; paper grading al fresco at Bootlegger's Old Town Tavern over calimari, Dead Guy Ale, and
over the Bridge; and beyond to
French Meadows Reservoir.
There's enough light to walk from near the first campground,
past rocky prominences, by the
crossing of the
upper Middle Fork of
American River before the
straight way is lost in
Returning below Chipmunk Ridge to complete the instrumentalizing of Would-Be Followers.