road bike weekend: fish lake - sevenmile creek

This is a brand new road ride we just HAVE to do. The road up Sevenmile Creek near Fish Lake has recently been paved. The scenery is just gorgeous and the climb to the summit isn't bad: about 3.2%. We simply must spend a weekend down there to ride around and check it out. ------ Some trip details: We'll camp at Bowery Creek Campground (8848 feet elevation) at Fish Lake Friday and Saturday nights (Aug 11 and 12) and start our rides from there. (Note: If you don't want to camp, there are cabins and some motel rooms close by you can reserve. Contact me for info.) ------ On Saturday, we'll ride east to Johnson Valley Reservoir and up Sevenmile Creek to the summit (10,506 feet). The ride is 34 miles with 2075 feet elevation gain. Hardy souls can continue down the other side perhaps to Taylor Flat overlook, which adds 11 miles and 1725 feet of gain (45 miles and 3800 feet total). Naturally, you can make the ride as easy or hard as you want by shortening or lengthening it. ------ Sunday we can do a short ride in the Fish Lake area or ride back over to Johnson Valley and down along the Fremont River until we want to turn back. That would give us ride options from about 20 miles and 700-900 feet of gain to about 38 miles and 2900 feet of gain (or more if you want). Once again, you can shorten or lengthen the ride to suit your taste. ------ After the ride, we'll head for home. Lots of route options for the return trip, so you can see some new territory on the way back if you like. We shouldn't have to worry about heat too much even though we'll be there in mid-August because we'll spend most of our time between about 8800 and 10,500 feet elevation. Shouldn't get too hot up there!

Route:Out & Back
Organizer:Robert* Turner
Date:Sat Aug 12 2017 — Sun Aug 13 2017
Meeting Place:Registration required