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October 2008

Remember to have your radios for the rides and tune them to channel 5.25.

The Endurance Rating rates distance, climbing & pace of the rides.   E1 represents the lowest level of exertion needed to complete a ride. And E5 represents the highest level of exertion needed to complete a ride.

The Technical Rating (how smooth/rocky):

T1

Mostly smooth & wide

T2

Mostly smooth but variable width

T3

Predominately uneven surfaces & somewhat rocky

T4

Long segments with rocky and uneven surfaces

T5

Extensive segments with rocky & uneven surfaces with possible drops & exposure


Summary

Wednesday

October 1

6:00 PM (E3.5 - T3.5)

CharlotteMTB Grasslands at Night

Saturday

October 4

9:00 AM (E3.5 - T3.5)

TomSycamore: Guadalasca - Backbone Loop

Sunday

October 5

9:00 AM (E4 - T5)

TamaraStrawberry Peak Loop from Switzers

Sunday

October 5

9:30 AM (E2 - T2)

MichaelSycamore from the Beach & Wood Canyon

Wednesday

October 8

6:00 PM (E3.5 - T3.5)

TamaraMTB Sycamore Canyon at Night

Saturday

October 11

9:30 AM (E3 - T3)

RandyGrasslands - Malibu Creek - Short Bulldog

Sunday

October 12

8:00 AM

CORBA Fat Tire Fest @ Castaic Lake Recreation Center

Tuesday

October 14

6:15 PM

Leah: Eve Hike from Stunt Rd

Wednesday

October 15

6:30 PM (E3.5 - T3.5)

WendyMTB Reseda at Night

Friday

October 17-19

 (E3-5 - T2-4)

Kernville Fat Tire Festival

Saturday

October 18

7:30 AM (More - Trails!)

Annual COSCA Trail Work Day

Sunday

October 19

9:30 AM

Steve: Hike Cold Creek High Trail

Tuesday

October 21

6:15 PM

SusanEve Hike Kanan to Zuma Ridge

Saturday

October 25

9:00 AM (E5 - T5)

HuckLower Merrill to Inspiration Point and Sunset

Sunday

October 26

9:00 AM (E2.5 - T3)

KerryCheeseboro to Lookout

Sunday

October 26

9:30 AM (E4 - T4.5)

RandyCheeseboro/Simi Peak/Dead Cow Rd & Lunch

Tuesday

October 28

6:15 PM

CharlotteNight Hike Lang Ranch to China Flats

Wednesday

October 29

6:00 PM (E3.5 - T3.5)

TamaraMTB Cheeseboro at Night

Saturday

November 1

9:00 AM (E4 - T4)

HuckLas Llajas/Devil's Canyon/Johnson Mtwy/Chumash


Randy - 805 373-8824   mtbikesman@aol.com

 

Susan - 805-630-1736   williams_75063@yahoo.com.

Tamara - 805 490-3650   MtnBykGirl@att.net

 

Leah - 818-917-9121

Charlotte - 805 890-1234   cfarrens@gmail.com

 

Michael - 805 886-2605   mkwan@silcom.com

Steve - 805 402-3128

 

Tom - 805-276-4042   photote@msn.com

Wendy - 818 522-0840   cyberdivachick@yahoo.com

 

Kerry - Kerryrichardson01@yahoo.com

Huck - 818 321-8868   hshapiro@bluestrike.com

 


The Fine Print

By riding with the North Ranch Mountain Bikers I understand and accept the following:

► I understand that mountain biking can be dangerous and accidents can result in either injury or death.

► I understand there is no charge for the bike rides.

► I understand that the trails the North Ranch Mountain Bikers ride may not be verified for safety or ridability.

► I understand that it is my responsibility to determine if my riding skills match the difficulty of the trail we are riding on.

► I understand that the ride leaders accept no responsibility for my safety on any ride and that I undertake any ride knowing that I and I alone am responsible for my safety on the ride.

NEWS FOR EVERYONE

Sunday, October 12: CORBA Fat Tire Fest @ Castaic Lake Recreation Center.   Join us for CORBA's biggest fundraising event (not to mention CORBA's biggest PARTY) of the year! - Place: Castaic Lake State Recreation Area
8:00AM - 10:30AM: Poker Ride Check-In
8:00AM - Noon: Poker Ride (Helmets Required!)
11:00AM - 1:00PM: Clinics, contests, demos
11:30AM - 1:00PM; BBQ Lunch
1:00PM: Awards and Raffle

Cost is $30 for CORBA members and $35 for non-members. Pre-register and receive 10 raffle tickets. Go to http://www.fattirefest.com/ for more information and to register. CORBA is also looking for volunteers to work this event. If you are interested in helping out please contact Huck. Time: 8:00 am.

Directions:   Take the 405 / 5 Fwy North a few miles past Magic Mountain. Take Exit 176A for Parker Rd toward Castaic. Head to the right. Parker will turn into Ridge Route Road. Stay on that until you get to Castaic Lake Drive, three way stop, turn right. Then look for guard shack on right.

Friday, October 17: Kernville Fat Tire Festival.   Every year the NRMB has a strong contingent of riders going to the KFTF. This year should prove no different. Mountain Bike Magazine rates the KFTF as one of the top 5 festivals in the western states. This great 3 day weekend includes 3 awesome rides, a pizza party, bike rodeo, a rock’n Halloween costume party Saturday evening and a Sunday morning breakfast complete with raffle. Cost has not been announced for 2007 yet. If you need a sign-up sheet go to http://www.mtnriver.com/fattire.htm and download a pdf file with the sign-up form. Most of the high intermediate to advanced riders will be doing the following rides:
     Friday – Alta Sierra (Ride #2A; E4 - T3)
     Saturday – Kern Canyon (Ride #3; E5 - T3)
     Sunday – Cannell (Ride #4; E5 - T4.5) Time: 7:30 am.
Endurance Rating = E3-5, Technical Rating = T2-4

Saturday, October 18: Annual COSCA Trail Work Day.   This annual event draws a large crowd and as always helps to put some very sweet trails back into good shape. Be sure to stay afterwards for the free barbeque and raffle. Meet at the Conejo Community Center in Thousand Oaks (Botanical Garden Entrance off Gainsborough Road). Registration and board busses: 7:30-8:00 a.m. There will be a free barbecue lunch and raffle afterwards. Time: 7:30 am.

WEEKEND RIDES

Saturday, October 4: Sycamore: Guadalasca - Backbone Loop.   We start off on the connector trail that leads to Big Sycamore Canyon Road. We’ll descend down into the canyon and take Sin Nombre over to Sage and make the climb up to the water tower. From here it’s a fast and fun decent down Wood Canyon. Then it’s another climb up to the top via Guadalasca. We’ll ride the fireroad over to Backbone and enjoy another great descent. After a short jaunt on Two Foxes we’ll head up the main fireroad and climb up the dreaded asphalt hill. From the top it’s just a short ride back to the cars. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3.5, Technical Rating = T3.5, 19 Miles and 2900 Feet of Climbing , About 3.5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Tom

Directions:   Take the 101 Freeway to the Wendy exit in Newbury Park. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south on Wendy until it dead-ends at Potrero Road. Park in the adjacent dirt parking area.

Sunday, October 5: Strawberry Peak Loop from Switzers.   This fantastic ride starts with a steep 1/2 mile road climb out of Switzers. Then it's a 3 mile fireroad climb up Josephine Road. At the top of the fireroad we’ll ride around Strawberry Peak on a newly rebuilt singletrack that clings to the mountainside. The trail has some exposure, although not too technical, some may want to walk a section or two. After 2 miles of contouring, there is a fun, swooping descent before the trail climbs another 2 miles up a switchback singletrack. Then it’s time to hang on for the descent of your life; with lots of exposure, the singletrack curves in and out with views of the highway way, way below you. Eventually the trail heads away from the cliffs and you can let go of the brakes and enjoy some whoop-de-doo jumps down to the road. The last 5 miles follows the upper section of the Gabrielino Trail where exposure is no longer a factor. This section has lots of fun corners and rocky sections to enjoy before ending at Switzers Picnic Area.   Please RSVP if you plan to ride. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E4, Technical Rating = T5, 14 Miles and 3000 Feet of Climbing , About 4 Hours
, Ride Leader: Tamara

Directions:   From the intersection of I-210 and CA2 in La Canada, take CA2 (Angeles Crest Highway) north into Angeles National Forest. After 9 miles of twisting roads, you'll reach the intersection with Angeles Forest Highway. Once you pass Angeles Forest Highway and Clear Creek Station the entrance to Switzers picnic area will be on your right in less than a mile. Meet in the lower parking lot. Note: A National Forrest Adventure Pass is required to park here. You can get one at the Clear Creek Station at the intersection of Angeles Crest Highway and Angeles Forest Highway.

Sunday, October 5: Sycamore from the Beach & Wood Canyon.   We’ll begin at the parking lot and ride up the Big Sycamore Trail to Two Foxes and back to the main fireroad. Then we ride up the paved Ranch Center Road and Art’s Trail. And it’s back to the paved road and we’ll see the water tower. The best part of this ride is blasting down Wood Canyon and then back to the main fireroad and on to the parking lot. Meet at 9:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E2, Technical Rating = T2, 14 Miles and 1000 Feet of Climbing , About 2.5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Michael

Please bring a 2-way radio

Directions:   For those who are coming from the San Fernando/ Los Angeles area: Take the 101 Fwy towards Ventura and exit on Kanan Road (make a left turn from the exit ramp).
Then make a right turn on PCH 1 and head towards Sycamore Canyon (it is approximately 14 miles northwest of Kanan Road and is on the right side).

For those who are coming from the Santa Barbara/ Ventura/ Oxnard/ Camarillo area: Take the 101S Fwy (101N for those who are coming from Thousand Oaks/ Simi Valley) and exit on S Las Posas Road (going towards PCH). Then go to PCH 1 South and look for signs to go to Sycamore Canyon (which is on the left side).

If you don’t want to pay the $10 fee for parking in the lot you can look for parking on PCH. We'll meet on the park side of Pacific Coast Hwy 1 for the ride (in front of the restrooms, located by the campground/ parking lot area).

Saturday, October 11: Grasslands - Malibu Creek - Short Bulldog.   We start at De Anza Park and ride over to Malibu Creek State Park via the Grasslands trail. Then we proceed along the main fire road, which passes through a fairly short but technical rocky streambed (if too technical please don’t hesitate to walk). After a short stop at the M*A*S*H site we’ll take on the first 1.25 miles of the Bulldog Fire Road. Then we cut off to Lookout Fire Road that brings us down to a paved road in the Malibu Lake area. We’ll take Crags Road to a back entrance of the park and peddle back to the cars via the same path as before. Meet at 9:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3, Technical Rating = T3, 14 Miles and 2100 Feet of Climbing , About 2.75 Hours
, Ride Leader: Randy

Directions:   Take the 101 Freeway to the Lost Hills Road exit in Calabasas. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south toward the ocean. Park in the lot for DeAnza Park located on the northwest corner of Lost Hills and Las Virgenes Roads.

Saturday, October 25: Lower Merrill to Inspiration Point and Sunset.   This is a long ride with lots of singletrack thrills, technical challenges and good ‘ol So Cal history. We will park at JPL parking lot, ride pavement eastbound for a few miles, then up the Lower Sam Merrill where we will discover the ruins of what was once a very sheik resort and listen to Echo Mountain mock us. We will then ride the remains of the old Mt. Lowe Railroad Trail, up to the Inspiration Point where, if it’s a clear day, will offer some of the best views of the greater LA area you’ll find anywhere. Now the fun begins as we go down the Middle Sam Merrill, then down Sunset Trail, both white-knuckle adventures. For those not interested in the technical white-knuckle adventures, you can descend back down Mt. Lowe fireroad and meet up at Millard Campgrounds. Then the fun continues as we ride up Millard Canyon fireroad over to El Prieto singletrack which we take down and through the Arroyo, and back to the JPL parking lot. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E5, Technical Rating = T5, 20 Miles and 4300 Feet of Climbing , About 5.5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Huck

Directions:   From Thousand Oaks: 101E; 134E; 2N; to 210E or 23N; or take 118E to 210E. Take 210 East and exit at Windsor/Arroyo Blvd., turn left at the off ramp onto Windsor and continue for about a mile. Park in the paved parking area on the left near the entrance to JPL, just before the street curves to the right becoming Ventura Street.

Sunday, October 26: Cheeseboro to Lookout.   We will begin with an easy to moderate climb up the Sulphur Springs trail to Shepherd’s Flat. From here we’ll take the Palo Comado connector trail over to the lookout spot. Then we’ll turn around and enjoy some fun downhill all the way back to the cars via the same route as before. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E2.5, Technical Rating = T3, 10 Miles and 1100 Feet of Climbing , About 2 Hours
, Ride Leader: Kerry

We may continue on to China Flats depending on the group.

Directions:   Take the 101 Freeway to the Chesebro exit in Agoura. Head north and make a right on Chesebro Road. Follow the narrow road one-mile and turn right at the park entrance. Continue up the paved road 1/4 mile to the top parking lot.

Sunday, October 26: Cheeseboro/Simi Peak/Dead Cow Rd & Lunch.   This is the only ride where we eat lunch on the ride and then try to finish after you are stuffed and tired. We start at Cheesebro, head up to Palo Comado Road and then up to China Flats. Then comes the hardest climb around. But even if you have to push every inch it is worth the climb. You can see for miles in every direction. Then we descend down and continue further down on Dead Cow Road (Don’t you just love these names?) We have lunch at El Pollo Loco and then head over to the old Jordan Ranch, climb back to the connector trail and descend back down Cheesebro. Bring money for lunch. Meet at 9:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E4, Technical Rating = T4.5, About 2.5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Randy

Directions:   Take the 101 Freeway to the Chesebro exit in Agoura. Head north and make a right on Chesebro Road. Follow the narrow road one-mile and turn right at the park entrance. Continue up the paved road 1/4 mile to the top parking lot.

Saturday, November 1: Las Llajas/Devil's Canyon/Johnson Mtwy/Chumash.   We will start at the bottom of Chumash Trail and ride on the street to Las Llajas Canyon, where we climb a gentle fireroad with 530 ft of elevation gain over 3.5 miles. At this point we will turn up the steep Oil Well Road until we reach Rocky Peak Fireroad. Here we can take a break to catch our breath and regroup.  We will then head east a bit to start our descent along Devil's Canyon.  This will be 4.5 miles of technical single-track navigating along the exciting canyon floor.  When we reach the end, we will climb out above the 118 Fwy and up through the mansions of Chatsworth to reach Johnson's Motorway. This 2.8 mile climb along a rocky fireroad will get your heart pumping.  After resting at the top, we will ride down to the bottom on Chumash Trail, a mostly firm but often rocky singletrack. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E4, Technical Rating = T4, 18 Miles and 3200 Feet of Climbing , About 4 Hours
, Ride Leader: Huck

Directions:   Take the 118 Freeway to the Yosemite Avenue exit in Simi Valley. At the end of the off-ramp proceed north to Flanagan and make a right. Park on the side of the road at the end of Flanagan.

NIGHT RIDES

Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday Nights.  See Summary Section of the Newsletter for meeting times, ride times are 15 minutes later. The lengths of all rides are between 10 & 15 miles with ride times of 1.5 - 2.5 hours. Lights are needed for the months of September to May. During the summer months they may not be needed, but it's a good idea to bring them just in case there's a delay. The specific routes taken for the night rides will be determined at the trailhead.

Meeting Locations for Evening Rides:

Calabasas Peak at Night.   Take the 101 Fwy to Valley Circle/Mulholland Dr. exit. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south (towards the ocean). Continue south on Mulholland and make a right on Valmar which becomes Old Topanga Canyon Rd. Continue on Old Topanga which will join Mulholland Hwy briefly and then continue on the left. Follow Old Topanga about 1.5 miles and look for the Calabasas Peak trail head on the right across from Summit to Summit trail.

Lang Ranch/Sunset at Night.   Heading north on the 23 toward Simi, get off at Sunset Blvd and turn right. Continue straight until just before you get to the guard shack. Park in the lot on the right.

MTB Backbone from Kanan at Night.   Take the 101 Freeway to the Kanan exit in Agoura Hills. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south toward the ocean. Take Kanan for several miles until you reach the third tunnel. Park in the paved parking area just before the tunnel.

MTB Cheeseboro at Night.   Take the 101 Freeway to the Chesebro exit in Agoura. Head north and make a right on Chesebro Road. Follow the narrow road one-mile and turn right at the park entrance. Park in the lower, paved parking lot (the gate to the upper lot is closed and locked at sunset).

MTB Dos Vientos at Night.   From the 101 freeway, turn south onto Wendy Drive, towards the ocean. Continue for about 0.7 miles and turn right at Borchard Rd and head West 0.5 miles. Turn left on to S. Reino Rd taking this South for about a mile passing Maurice Dr. On your left as you pass Paseo de Leon will be a Church parking lot. We will meet there.

MTB Grasslands at Night.   Take the 101 Freeway to the Lost Hills Road exit in Calabasas. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south toward the ocean. Park in the lot for DeAnza Park located on the northwest corner of Lost Hills and Las Virgenes Roads.

MTB Johnson's Motorway.   Take the 118 Fwy and exit at Topanga Blvd. in Chatsworth. Head North and it will end immediately. Turn left onto Poema Place (don't accidentally turn onto the Freeway on ramp.) Drive West up Poema Place and park about 100 yards before the guard gate.

MTB Lang Ranch/Albertson at Night.   Exit the 101 Freeway on Westlake Blvd and head north for about 3 miles. When you go past the North Ranch Community Center you will go downhill and the first traffic light is at the corner of Westlake and Lang Ranch Parkway. Turn right onto Lang Ranch Parkway and drive about 0.8 miles to where the pavement ends and Albertson Fire Road begins.

MTB Las Virgenes Canyon at Night.   From the 101, exit Las Virgenes and turn North (away from the ocean). Proceed approximately one mile to the dead end.

MTB Reseda at Night.   Due to the extra drive, we will meet @ 6:15 and ride by 6:30. Meeting place: Take the 101 Freeway to the Reseda Blvd. exit in Tarzana. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south (towards the ocean). Continue up Reseda and park at the Caballero trailhead. Trailhead is on the left. If you pass the Braemar Country Club you’ve gone too far.

MTB Space Mountain at Night.   Take the 101 Freeway to the Moorpark Road exit in Thousand Oaks. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south toward the ocean. Take Moorpark till it dead-ends at Greenmeadow Avenue and park in the dirt lot on the right.

MTB Sycamore Canyon at Night.   Take the 101 Freeway to the Wendy exit in Newbury Park. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south on Wendy until it dead-ends at Potrero Road. Park in the adjacent dirt parking area.

MTB Triunfo Canyon Trail at Night.   Exit the 101 Freeway going south on Westlake Blvd. Go south for about a mile and then turn west (right) on Triunfo Canyon Road. This will lead you to Triunfo Park. Turn left onto Tamarack St and turn into the second parking lot on the left. We start at the far west end of the park.

MTB Wildwood at Night.   Take the Lynn Road exit, off of the 101 Fwy in Thousand Oaks, and go north until you come to Avenida De Los Arboles. Turn left and go about 1 mile to the end. From Simi Valley, go west on the 118 Fwy and then south when it turns into the 23 Fwy. Get off on Avenida De Los Arboles and go right for about 2 miles to the end. Hang a U-turn at the end (watch for opposing traffic) and then turn right into the dirt parking lot.

Trippet Ranch to Overlook at Night.   Take the 101 Fwy to the Topanga Blvd exit. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south (towards the ocean). Continue up Topange approx. 5 miles until you reach Entrada which is the entrance to the park on the left. Follow Entrada to the park entrance.

HIKES

Tuesday, October 14: Eve Hike from Stunt Rd.   We will climb up the single track to the peak, where we will have a terrific view to watch the setting sun! The trail passes through wooded areas, open areas with views, and spectacular rock formations.  Once we peak, we will enjoy the view before heading back down. This hike is approx. 4.5 miles. Bring the usual, flashlights, water, food bars, radios, wear hiking boots, etc. Meet at 6:15 pm and be ready to depart 15 minutes later. About 2 Hours , Hike Leader: Leah

Directions:   From Thousand Oaks: Take the 101 Freeway, exit on Las Virgenes Road and head south for 3 miles. Turn left on Mulholland Highway. Travel about 4 miles and turn right on Stunt Road. Continue up Stunt Road for about 2.9 miles and watch for the 2.92 and 2.94 mileage markers on the left, the trailhead is on the right. Park anywhere on the left side of the road.

From the Valley & West LA: Take the 101 Freeway, exit Valley Circle/Mulholland Drive and go south on Mulholland for ½ mile, turn right on to Valmar Road which becomes Old Topanga Canyon Rd. Take a right on Mulholland Hwy and continue for about 3 miles and turn left onto Stunt Road. Continue up Stunt Road for about 2.9 miles and watch for the 2.92 and 2.94 mileage markers on the left, the trailhead is on the right. Park anywhere on the left side of the road.

Sunday, October 19: Hike Cold Creek High Trail.   The Cold Creek High Trail is one of the little known gems of the Santa Monica Mountains. It starts on Cold Canyon Road in Calabasas and ends at Stunt Road. Along the way we'll see spectactular sandstone formations above us up to Saddle Peak, and across the way around Calabasas Peak Motorway. When we get near the end we have some options as to which way we go. Then we turn around and hike back the way we came. This trail is a little more rugged than most of the hikes we do, but won't be too difficult for an intermediate hiker or better. And it's a ton of fun! Meet at 9:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later. 4 Miles and 1200 Feet of Climbing , About 3.5 Hours , Hike Leader: Steve

When I was on this trail a couple of months ago it was a little overgrown, so long pants are recommended. The hike will be cancelled if the temperature is predicted to go much above 85 degrees.

Directions:   From the 101, turn south on Lost Hills Rd (or Las Virgenes Rd if coming from the east) and turn right onto Las Virgenes. Continue south and turn left at Mulholland, just before Malibu Creek State Park. Drive about 3.1 miles then turn right onto Cold Canyon Rd. After about 0.5 miles, the trailhead will be on the left side of the road with the sign "Cold Creek Nature Preserve" hanging on a chain. Park at the side of the road.

Tuesday, October 21: Eve Hike Kanan to Zuma Ridge.   We will start on the single track that leads down and away from Kanan and make our way over to Zuma Ridge trail and return.  This hike is approx. 5 miles. Bring the usual, flashlights, water, food bars, radios, wear hiking boots, etc. Meet at 6:15 pm and be ready to depart 15 minutes later. About 2 Hours , Hike Leader: Susan

Directions:   Take the 101 Freeway to the Kanan exit in Agoura Hills. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south toward the ocean. Take Kanan for several miles until you reach the third tunnel (don't forget to count them). Park in the paved parking area just before the tunnel. If you are coming from PCH then look for the parking area just after the first tunnel on the left.

Tuesday, October 28: Night Hike Lang Ranch to China Flats.   We start at Lang Ranch. We will head up Albertsons Fireroad all the way up to China Flats. This trail offers great views of the sunsets! This will be a moderately challenging hike, approx. 6 miles with elev. gain of about 1200'. Bring the usual, flashlights, water, food, radios, wear hiking boots, etc. Meet at 6:15 pm and be ready to depart 15 minutes later. About 2.25 Hours , Hike Leader: Charlotte

Come join us for our final weekly Tuesday night hike for the season! Thanks to everyone for hiking, laughing, slipping & sliding up and down the mountains at night. Thanks for sharing all of the beautiful sunsets and inspiring moon rises. And BIG thank you's to Leah and Susan for leading us on so many new night hikes this year!

Directions:   Exit the 101 Freeway on Westlake Blvd and head north for about 3 miles. When you go past the North Ranch Community Center you will go downhill and turn right onto Lang Ranch Parkway. Drive about 0.8 miles to where the pavement ends and Albertson Fire Road begins.