Pretty, but overgrown. With poison oak. I tried another narrow single-track but when an equestrian came through and said there was a snake about 200 yards on, I called it a day. There's enough moisture up there on the west-facing slopes that it doesn't have to hug the creek beds like it does down here near the coast. Not a good run in general but I must warn the others!
Note the thick brow-ridge, the idiotic grin, and the death-grip on the beverage. You can email this handsome devil at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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