EASTERN SIERRA – ONION VALLEY
This is one of the toughest climbs on our tour, sometimes called the hardest climb in California and comparable to Alp d’Huez. Long stretches of 8-10%. We’ll climb 5,200’ to beautiful Onion Valley (el. 9,200’). SHORT option starts at Gray’s Meadow campground at 6,000 feet. The EZ START option (need carpool) follows the SHORT route, then glides all the way back down to Independence. Buy lunch at the end of the ride. This ride is co-listed with ACTC.
NOTE: Most riders will check out of their hotel in Bishop, then check-in to Lone Pine hotel after the ride.
EASTERN SIERRA ESCAPE TOUR INFO (Please REGISTER if attending)
INFO: Guy Shuman (email@example.com or 650-704-0895)
LONG START: Meet at Dehy Park on the west side of US-395 at the north end of Independence at 8:15 am for a prompt 8:30 departure. EASY TO MISS – on right as you approach Independence! Look for the narrow gauge railroad engine restoration that is going on at the site. When coming from the north, turn right just after crossing Independence Creek. After the ride it is a 17 drive from Independence to our hotel in Lone Pine, CA.
SHORT/EZ START: Meet at Grays Meadow Campground at 8:45 am for a prompt 9:00 departure. Start is 6 miles up Onion Valley Road. From Bishop drive 42 miles south on US-395 to Independence, CA. From Hwy 395 in Independence turn right on Market Street /Onion Valley Road and go 6 miles to campground. After the ride it is a 17 drive from Independence to our hotel in Lone Pine, CA.
SHORT ROUTE SHEET
EZ START ROUTE SHEET
LONG ROUTE SHEET
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