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Home / Mojave Preserve and Desert bikepacking trips / 2007: Henry Coe State Park Mountain-Bike Camping / Day 9: China Hole to Park Headquarters, followed by the ride home to downtown San José 22

After a pleasant climb out of the canyon from China Hole, I'm almost back at Park Headquarters to mark the end of my trip when firefighters begin arriving to fight a brush fire that has broken out in a remote area on the northeast edge of the Park.

Departing Park visitors like me aren't allowed to leave the Park for an hour or so because the narrow, winding access road is closed to allow fire crews to bring in their equipment.

Eventually, I begin the ride down Dunne Avenue to Morgan Hill, followed by the 22-mile ride up Monterey Road to home in downtown San José.