Ride from downtown San Jose to Morgan Hill on Monterey Road on level ground, then up into the hills on Dunne Avenue from Morgan Hill to Henry Coe State Park Headquarters at 2640 feet.
34.7 bicycle miles during 4:10 hours.
- The 10-ton bike is ready to leave downtown San José to head for Henry Coe State Park.
- The 10-ton's bike driver is also ready to go to Henry Coe.
- Riding down Monterey Road in south San José.
- Still riding down Monterey Road, now about 15 miles from home, getting closer to the town of Morgan Hill.
- Henry Coe State Park's land becomes visible on the distant hilltops at the centre of the photo.
- In the suburban town of Morgan Hill, I head up Dunne Avenue, which climbs to the top of the hills straight ahead.
- Further up Dunne Avenue, well above Anderson Reservoir, looking back down toward Silicon Valley, Morgan Hill and San José.
- Taking a short rest on Dunne Avenue in one of my favourite shady spots on the way to Henry Coe State Park.
- Somewhat tired from the climb up Dunne Avenue, especially the steep upper section of the road, I arrive at Henry Coe State Park
- The 10-ton bike enjoys the rest while I sign in for eight nights of backpacking using the Park's self-registration system.
- After climbing a short, steep segment of Hobbs Road, the 10-ton bike gets stuck on the drainage ditch that must be crossed.
- Arriving at the Sierra View campsite.
- Getting ready to prepare an add-boiling-water-to-bag backpacking meal by moonlight at Sierra View campsite.