I had posted this one day RR over in the SF Bay Area thread yesterday, but thought some others might enjoy seeing it here as well. --- I had a great ride through Clear Creek (and most of San Benito County) today. The weather and riding conditions were perfect. I started in Tres Pinos, just south of Hollister and the Bay Area. Here is the route I took: Up and ready to leave Santa Cruz in the early AM Morning shots on the way to and through the Panoche Valley Heading out towards New Idria Stop at Griswold Hills for a snack break and rest Cute horses at the Equine Rescue Center Stopped and talked with folks at Woods Ranch, seems like a cool place to ride. So few public riding places nowadays, it is interesting to see a private riding area like they set up there. I rode a bit further towards the mine and ran into a few riders who came in from the Coalinga side. We all checked out the buildings and talked with one of the locals (I think it was the owner of Woods Ranch) who came up to adjust his water supply valves. The processing facility and mine were interesting to see. I heard from the local guy that the EPA recently worked to help clean up the mine tailings and runoff from this site. Nice views on the way up into Clear Creek. The road up from New Idria is in pretty bad shape (no photos of that part, too busy holding on and working through the ruts, rocks, etc.) but it was easily passable on a dual sport.