Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Mori Ridge trail to Sweeney Ridge

Wednesday September 30th, PM. Time is running out for post-work daylight exploring this year. Took a little detour from Daly City to Pacifica, climbing back up the Mori Ridge fireroad to Sweeney Ridge while avoiding Highway 1. Used the beater road bike and its triple wasn't enough to prevent the need to walk a few steep sections. Road bikes are fine for most the trip, but I wouldn't wear SPD-SLs.

History lesson: Sweeney Ridge is the spot where the Portolá Expedition discovered the San Francisco Bay. There's even a monument up there south of the abandoned Nike missile site SF-59L.

Most of the way up, past the last steep bit:
View of sf & San Bruno Mountain from Sweeney Ridge:
Hungry white bunny at the Sneath Ln gate:
Click on the map link below for more pictures & stats. Other dirt bits: fireroad off Carter Dr along Skyline, trail connecting Lundy Way with the Orchid Gardens to avoid Hwy 1, and a short bit of dirt connecting Skyline with Crestmoor Dr.

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