The 2020 fire season in California was brutal. Many of the trails near the Bay Area that I’ve hiked in the winter went up in smoke. The fire in the Santa Cruz mountains meant that the alternate routes I planned before my last bikepacking trip through Pacifica, Half Moon Bay, and Big Basin were no longer options.Continue reading “Bay Area bikepacking trip to the beach and redwoods”
Part 2: The desert
After two nights in El Bolsón, we felt recharged and ready to continue our Patagonian bikepacking adventure.
Instead of taking Ruta 40 back out of town, we took a smaller dirt road that ran parallel with it. We passed tiny houses and hop farms getting ready for harvest. Just before rejoining the 40, we had to be careful crossing a bridge that was ready to fall apart.Continue reading “Bikepacking in Patagonia – from El Bolsón to Bariloche”
Part 1: The mountains
Ever since our Tahoe Rim Trail trip, my cousin and I had been planning to go on another adventure trip together. Since both of us like to bike, we quickly decided that we wanted to go bikepacking. Both of us wanted to visit Patagonia, so we started planning our trip to Argentina.Continue reading “Patagonia bikepacking: Huella Andina and Ruta 40 from Bariloche to El Bolsón”
It’s less than a month until I’m heading out to Patagonia for a 2-week bikepacking trip. Before heading out, I wanted to do a trial bikepacking trip to make sure my bike and all my gear work and to get a feel for where everything goes on the bike.Continue reading “San Francisco Bay Area overnight bikepacking trip”