hwy180 to Cedar Grove and road's end opened yesterday after a long snowy winter and needless to say I rode it. It's one of my favorite rides. So many twisties and such beautiful vistas and no crowds. Unfortunately I am still on the hunt for a new camera after my old one disappeared (waiting for the new Canon T1i to hit the stores) and my iphone pictures are sucky but they will have to do.
It was cold at the summit by Grants Grove, about 32 degrees, but the views were worth it as usual. It's been too long.
I was kicking myself for not having a new camera with me as the lighting was amazing and the air was clear.
Looks like there have been a few rock slides over the winter and there are a few patches of new blacktop and one new stone guardrail headed down into the canyon. Overall the road is in good shape. As usual almost no people.
Grizzly Falls was booming and the south fork of the Kings River was raging. Lots of spring run-off.
This is a spot at road's end in cedar grove which to me has to be one of the most beautiful places on the planet. It's hard to capture with an iphone.
Felt good to ride 180 to the end again. One nice thing about the seasons is it keeps the rides in rotation. Spring and fall are the best times for this road.