Posted by: caryandjohn | March 11, 2015

More Henry Coe

So, after STP, it was on down to Summit road … I jumped off onto Hwy 17, but got off too soon at Lexington Reservoir and wound up doing a big loop on Old Santa Cruz Hyw back up to Summit … Should have got off on Shannon Ave to get to Los Gatos and over to Morgan Hill to stay off Hwy 85, I guess …

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Found my way to EastbDonne Road in Morgan Hill and followed it up to the Coe Ranch in time to check out the sunset …

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The road up to 2600′ was awesome … Saw wild turkey, lots of deer…

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Many hair-pin turns …

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Ridge meadows …

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Schnitzel seemed to be having fun … It took some getting used to having him on the bike, but we soon adopted …

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The sunset, which was beautiful …

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Schnitel helping choose a camp spot …

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Tiger beauty pic …

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A likely spot … looked like I’d have a view of the sunrise in the am …

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Scavenged enough wood for a nice fire from the other fire-rings … listened to several different owls who-whooing into the night as the moon rose and the stars whirled in the firmament …

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Sunrise … from the same spot…

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Looking north toward San Jose …

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Schnitel approves, as long as breakfast is forthcoming …

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We loaded up and went looking for a spot to have coffee … this would do nicely …

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Frank Herbert, a cup of coffee, a place to sit under a tree and a view … my idea of heaven …

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Wildflowers …

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Looking south toward Gilroy …

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On the way home we stopped at puppy-friendly Alice’s Restaurant where we had pie and coffee with Steve, a random motorcycle guy who was on his way to Pismo Beach on a 2013 Aprilia Futura … good coffee and conversation … Steve was a sailor, so we chatted about J-boats …

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Ready to roll home … Schnitzel covered himself in glory on the bike, proving he enjoys camping … I just need to keep the chow-hound away from my dinner! 🙂

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