Saturday, December 20, 2008
Snow in Orange County comes around about as often as a fresh fruit cake. But here it is...and just in time for Christmas. This week's storm gave a proper dusting to the peaks of the Santa Ana range. These photos are taken from the San Juan Trail, just above Cocktail Rock. Yesterday I rode the bottom half of the trail with two friends. It was great - clear skies, crisp air and snow capped peaks. Wow.
For those of you not in the know, the San Juan is great for post-rainy day sessions. The surface is mostly decomposed granite, so mud isn't a factor. Yesterday the trail was almost perfect, perhaps slightly slick in places, but grippy enough for a hair-raising descent.