It was getting late in the year and I hadn’t made a single ride to any of the Sierra hot springs.
One of my favorite is the Buckeye Hot Springs located near Bridgeport. I usually get there once or twice a year. I had been trying to get on a camping ride up there for weeks but other events got in the way.
I finally couldn’t take it anymore. Especially reading about a fellow riders upcoming ride to Bridgeport.
So I assembled the gear for a night (or two) of camping and on Tuesday, Oct 18’th I headed to the high Sierras!
My route this time would be from the South Bay (San Jose area) up 108 to Bridgeport, camp at Buckeye Hot Springs, and ride back via 395 to 89 to 4. The timing was good for some nice fall color with some groves already having lost the majority of their leaves. Many of the streams had golden leaves floating down and backing up on the logs and rocks in the streams. Two of the more spectacular areas were near the top of 108 and at the summit of 89.
Hwy 108 at 8000 feet…
There was random brightness of leaves in their fall colors.