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    Page Mill to Aņo Nuevo

    I was thinking of meeting the family for a reservation to see the Elephant Seals at Aņo Nuevo. Does this route sound fine?

    Page Mill -> Alpine -> Pescadero -> Highway 1 South

    On the map it looks fairly straightforward. Any road hazards I should be aware of after the Page Mill portion?

    Route path

    Thanks.

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    A better route would be: Just before Pescadero,turn left onto Cloverdale Rd, bear right on Gazos Creek Rd. to a left on Hwy 1, continuing to Aņo Nuevo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveE View Post
    A better route would be: Just before Pescadero,turn left onto Cloverdale Rd, bear right on Gazos Creek Rd. to a left on Hwy 1, continuing to Aņo Nuevo.

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    Perfect. That was what I was looking for, some local knowledge. Thanks.
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    +1 on Cloverdale/Gazos Creek

    But you NEED to stop at Arcangeli's Grocery in Pescadero for an amazing croissant or a chunk of their delectable artichoke bread. There be some serious yum-age there.

    Archangeli's is on Stage Rd., about a block north of Pescadero Road. There's a porta-potty near the picnic area behind the store.

    Then you could double back a little ways to get on to Cloverdale Road. It adds only a mile or two to your route. And it's worth it.

    (Ed to add): Here's a map I once drew up for a friend who was staying at Costanoa (close to Aņo Nuevo) who wanted to ride up to Pescadero. It shows Archangeli's and the route SteveE suggested.
    http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path...a-to-Pescadero
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    Quote Originally Posted by jobob View Post
    But you NEED to stop at Arcangeli's Grocery in Pescadero for an amazing croissant or a chunk of their delectable artichoke bread. There be some serious yum-age there.
    +1 to Arcangeli's and the artichoke bread! If you're in the neighborhood it is unbelievably good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonathanb715 View Post
    +1 to Arcangeli's and the artichoke bread! If you're in the neighborhood it is unbelievably good.

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    OK oK uncle. I will def. stop by there. I'm planning on leaving early and taking my time.

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    Your trip reminds me of my ride down to Santa Cruz to see the Monarch butterflies last month. Family drove, I rode. It's a fun trip. 'Course, I didn't have to climb Page Mill ...

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    Wow. What a great ride.

    It did seem somewhat spooky how some parts were really quiet.

    My poor road bike that gets used approx. 2-4 times a month. Most of my miles are on the Xtracycle now...



    At the top of Page Mill at the Monte Bello area. (I thought it was only a 4 mile climb... oops!)



    Some shots from Alpine road portion of the trip. Am I still in the mid-peninsula? When did I run into Muir Woods?





    Finally, 48 miles later, at the visitor's center in Aņo Nuevo.





    And yes, I did stop in Pescadero for some excellent lunch at the market/deli. On the way back, I picked up a loaf of the Artichoke bread. It was good.

    Thanks for the tips on riding this route.

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