Etz Meloy and Mishe Mokwa on August 28, 2010

Norman leads us on a favorite trail with great views - only it's rather misty and the sun was reluctant to show!

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gathering at the trail head - a big crowd today on a popular ride!
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ride leader Norman holds forth on the nuances of the trail!
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another new item on Randy's new bike - a 'big gulp' water bottle!
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conversation at the Etz Meloy fireroad
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mystery rider sets off up Etz Meloy
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bit of uphill to keep the blood flowing!
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Randy 2 and Jim decide it isn't quite time to set off yet!
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Ruth from Ojai made the drive
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what are those white thingys down there? ...
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... bet they get good satellite reception!
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view from the Etz Meloy fire road - where's the sun?!
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an August ride with no shadows - unusual!
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Susan and Yongky head on down to Yueba Buena
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the trail across and down to the Mishe Mokwa trailhead
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rocks peak above the hills - more than the sun did!
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the group that reached the Mishe Mokwa trailhead ...
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Tamara, Wendy and Ruth - guess the other girls got lost on the way!
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Ruth - and blue sky!
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Wendy blows a kiss to her favourite photographer!
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Brian daydreaming!
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Ruth bumps into Howard going the other way - a late starter!
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there's the parking lot
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everyone packing their bikes - time for lunch!