North through Sierras, South along the Pacific Coast.
Motorcycling Adventure #9
11 days, 3,282 miles, Aug 2012
Ray & Jenny Jardine
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Idyllwild to Tehachapi - 291 mi
Descending Mt. San Jacinto
Big Bear Lake
Bay leaves and seed pod. At the very outset of my Yosemite climbing career, I was taught that taking a whiff of a fresh Bay leaf would calm ones nerves. So I carried a few in my pocket on every single route. I don't know if the principal actually worked, but in those eleven years I grew immensely fond of the fragrance and it's association with climbing. The California bay tree (Umbellularia californica) is also known as California laurel and Oregon myrtle.
Mt. Baden Powell (North Baldy) in the San Gabriel Mountains.