Our goal on this trip was to explore California and lay some fresh tracks. I always hear people talking about how areas are "played out" or there's "nothing new in California." It seems like the easiest way to not get up and go have some fun. I got some insight from an old timer at my local outdoor store, did a little Google Mapping, packed up and hoped for the best. We headed out to eastern California and after figuring out what areas we could legally ride, we had nothing but fun. The hikes up were brutal at points but once we were at the top it didn't matter.
It was really inspiring to know that in the time we were out there we just scratched the surface of all sorts of untapped big mountain riding in our home state. I know that I'll be back out there exploring again when the snow melts. The idea of cold air, loose bikin,g and campfires is just too good to avoid.Riders: Jeffrey Herbertson and Kyle Jameson
Video: Nate Napierala
Words: Jeffrey Herbertson
Music: The Heavy