Climbing Yosemite: BICYCLIST Challenge #151
The granite of Halfdome in Yosemite, California makes a central appearance on the 63 mile challenge. Concerned about traffic? An early-morning start will have you avoiding cars as you grind your way up the 23-mile long grade. Once the sun is up, and on your return, you’ll be descending into the valley and away from the tourist traffic. For those looking for a less challenging route, the first five miles of the Glacier Point OAB route travel through the valley floor providing an entirely different experience than any car-bound journey you’ve had in the area. Bring a third water bottle and daytime lights.
|Ride:||Glacier Out & Back|
|Distance:||63 miles, 7630'|
|Start:||Camp 4, Yosemite Valley|
|Range:||min. 4016' | max. 7902'|
|Highlights:||Glacier Point, Tunnel Point|
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- limited water
- limited services
- shared vehicular road
- steep grades (12-14%)
- winter road closures
- summer wildfires
- bears, mountain lions
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