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2020/05/01 Finally did the Montebello to Back Mountain to PageMill Loop
π 2020-05-01 01:01 in Exercising
It's a loop I knew was possible after biking up Montebello some 10 years back, but going all the way to Pagemill seemed a bit daunting. Turns out, it wasn't and it's only a 25 mile loop, albeit with a 2600ft climb. (click on the garmin recording for more stats and a bigger map)

Here is the navigation track on google maps

Took about 25mn and 4 miles to get to the bottom of montebello (600ft altitude), and then we biked up. Jennifer did better on the way up than I did (last time, many years back, it was the other way around):



then up
then up




more up
more up

took about 1h from the bottom to get to ridge (4 miles, 1600ft climb)
took about 1h from the bottom to get to ridge (4 miles, 1600ft climb)


welcome to the top before entering the preserve
welcome to the top before entering the preserve

not a terrible time for a 2000ft climb
not a terrible time for a 2000ft climb


new gogle campus
new gogle campus




top of black mountain
top of black mountain

2h, 2500ft up to the top
2h, 2500ft up to the top

the fire road was challenging at times
the fire road was challenging at times

the hiking path was nicer
the hiking path was nicer



we got to pagemill in no time
we got to pagemill in no time

Jennifer got to practise her downhill biking skills
Jennifer got to practise her downhill biking skills

nice views from pagemill
nice views from pagemill


I know this turn from driving up, can't clip the apex on this one :)
I know this turn from driving up, can't clip the apex on this one :)

we took Mt Eden road as a shortcut back home
we took Mt Eden road as a shortcut back home

We then got back to foothill and biked home:



Very nice loop, glad that we did it.


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