Yesterday I rode up Mt. Hamilton from the San Jose side and then dropped down the other side until I thought I was at the bottom. I got to a bridge over a dry creek in a very flat valley.
It was about 5 miles below the summit.
That 5 miles back up to the summit was tough.
I ended up with 50 miles and 7000 feet of climbing which was all I had the time for that day.
Still, I am left with a question, did I turn around too soon to really say that I climbed the back side of Hamilton?