Double Journey- Arrowhead Loop Plus Henry Coe

I meant to journey as much as Henry Coe State park in the present day on my e-bike however I’d forgotten to high off it’s cost. So whereas it was plugged in, I rode my Sirrus to Coyote Valley Open House to do the one and solely path there, which occurs to be one in all my favorites: the Arrowhead Loop. It is a principally singletrack path, so to make it safer for social distancing the County has made it a technique:

It has been sizzling right here recently however the a cool entrance got here in in the present day so it was lovely. Right here’s the view of Coyote valley from the path within the morning solar:

That is close to the excessive level of the path. Loma Prieta, the best peak on this part of the Santa Cruz mountains at 3790 toes, is seen within the distance previous the ridge:

After ending the hike and using dwelling from the open-space. my Trek had its cost, so I used to be off to Henry Coe. That is fairly a climb, as park headquarters is at 2600 toes. I don’t assume I might do it with my Sirrus as a result of it’s not geared low sufficient. But it surely was a straightforward cruise with an e-bike. Right here’s the view at park hq:

Zooming in you possibly can see the fog clinging to the highest of the Gavilan vary west of Gilroy. This, and the breeze coming in from the coast, is what saved us cool in the present day:

Trying extra to the south you get a peek at Pinnacles nationwide park within the distance:

I had initially meant to go mountaineering at Coe however it was getting too late within the afternoon due to my late begin, so I headed again down. The descent down E. Dunne ave from the park is thrilling. This mixed journey took 5 hours, so I slept fairly nicely that evening.