Sunday, July 5, 2009


In playing with the new camera on the trails today, I came to the realization that there is a significant variety in the terrain at Potters. There are rolling grass covered hills, rooty chutes, dry, dusty plateaus, swampy lowlands, cedar enclosed benches, and much more. CQ and I spent some time scouting an extension to Hornitos that bypasses the swamp at the lowest point along the road. There will be a lot of tree cutting, but the higher bypass will keep us out of the heavy vegetation and muck of the old route.

Near the drop in at the top of Hornitos

Near the middle section of Church Grove.

At the highest point along Hornitos.

Just before the final descent on Hornitos.

The last switchback on Cedar Ridge.

I'm not yet as familiar with the new Panasonic Lumix LX3 as I'd like to be. The last shot on Cedar Ridge just doesn't look quite right, it's so much greener that pictured. The LX3 is a great quality trail camera, but it may not go on every ride, because I'm afraid of smashing repeatedly like the old Nikon.

P.S. All photos above feature CQ on his Salsa Big Mama.

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