King Range - Day 2

King Peak ride (part 1) (part 2)

King Range: west from Horse Mtn RidgeKing Range: Horse Mtn RidgeKing Range: Shelter Cove from Horse MtnKing Range: Up the CoastKing Range: Saddle MtnKing Range: Saddle Mtn RdKing Range: view south from King PeakKing Range: view west from King Pk

King Range-view from Horse Mtn Ridge
En route to King Peak, the northwest face of Saddle Mtn (3,292') from the vicinity of Fire Hill.
Taking a break on the King Peak Trail in the vicinity of Fire Hill. The singletrack section starts shortly after this point.
Some technical singletrack on the King Peak Trail. A few of the rock outcroppings were too much, forcing us to do a little portaging. Almost all of the trail was rideable.
Some technical singletrack on the King Peak Trail. A few of the rock outcroppings were too much, forcing us to do a little portaging. Almost all of the trail was rideable.
Our first clear view of the summit of King Peak (4,088'). The landscape was manzanita regenerating amongst fire-scortched pine, oak, and manzanita
Climbing the final few feet to the summit of King Peak.
E U R E K A ! Topping out on King Peak (4,088'). The blue Pacific in the background.
Life is good! Now THIS is what mountainbiking is all about.
Life is good! Now THIS is what mountainbiking is all about.
Looking south from the summit of King Peak on a rare, clear day. The the near ridge is Fire Hill, the far point on the coast is the town of Shelter Cove.
Looking west from the summit of King Peak. A finger of fog (right) hovers a mile or two off the Lost Coast.