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Old 12-21-07, 08:02 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 12-21-07, 08:46 PM   #2
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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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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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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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+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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