|Mt San Miguel from Poe St in Pt Loma. The paler pyramid peak behind its left flank is Lyons Peak.|
|Catching a ride in on the green line trolley at Old Town Transit Ctr|
|Millar Ranch Rd, climbing to Millar Anita.|
|The gate completely blocks the road.|
|Hello 14% grade ramp with speed bump garnish. There are loads of (both of) these on the whole length of Miller Ranch Rd.|
|The mountain is less than 3000 ft tall, so the road can't keep on climbing steeply forever... can it??|
|Dude, it's gonna be something hairy on the way down this narrow twisty thing!|
About 2/3 of the way up the mountain a red dirt mountain bike/hiking trail intercept Miller Ranch Rd at a curve. It is quite a sight to see from further up the slope.
|The prettiest mountain roads in the county (well, aside from Cam del Aguilar, perhaps) in my book!|
|View of Otay Lakes from top of Mt San Miguel.|
On our way back to town Hippy split off for the trolley station as I went scouting the access paved road up to a water tower nearby (only to be foiled by locked fence). The morning was still quite young, though, so I decided to go find another route up Mt Helix instead (after all, that little rocky peak was directly on my way home).
|Alto Dr climb up Mt Helix.|
|A bunch of local kids volunteer-cleaning up trash at the Nature Theater & Yawkey Trail.|
|Second climb of Mt Helix, this time from Vivera to Mt Helix Dr.|
|Mt San Miguel from Yawkey Trailhead on Mt Helix.|
It was a good morning mountain ride! I was back home in time for a lunch as the clouds broke up and the afternoon turned out perfect beach weather. There's hardly a better place for a cyclist to be this time of year!