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The 12-mile trip from Sierra View to Mississippi Lake is tough due to the Willow Ridge Trail, which is steep enough to require that the 10-ton bike be dragged up most of the hill, a few feet at a time.

The day's travel is a big roller coaster going from 2800 feet elevation at Sierra View to down to 1200 feet at Poverty Flat, up to 1750 feet on the side of Jackass Peak, down to 1200 feet to Los Cruzeros, then up to 2600 feet to Willow Ridge, followed by numerous steep ups and down on the final "descent" along Willow Ridge Road to Mississippi Lake at 2200 feet.