Holy Maria! A friend took my up to a famous trail in these parts, San Juan, and I'm guessing he was either seeing what I'm made of or trying to kill me. Anyhow, after today's ride, I'm definitely growing fonder of this area.
The climb itself is 12 miles--all singeltrack. Perfect grade, not uber-technical, and amazing views of the Santa Ana mountains.
But here's the kicker: It was in the high 90s-100s during our 4 hour jaunt. Crazy hot for that kind of ride, especially with little shade.
But we survived. It seemed much easier for him. The descent was fantastic, and the beer and quesadilla after topped off the Epic of Hotness.