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Old 04-25-21, 02:46 AM
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harris grade is fun and the road runs right into old dtown lompoc. it was in good shape when i last previewed it but that was april 2019...there are a few spots
on the northern approach/climb that could be seemingly problematic with water runoff. southern slope of the road heading into lompoc should still be okay.
websites/apps tend to not take dirt into account but if you climbed diablo via whatever route, then you know suffering. west camino cielo (esp after osm) will be a decent
challenge for you. there will be walking involved if you have the will and persistence, carrying enough water is your main issue. in october. you will want to reach the
summit of the west camino cielo climb by 10:30am at the latest because of the sun exposure (so that's probably hitting the bottom of the osm climb around 7:45am
to be on the safe side). that would very conservatively put you in the santa ynez/solvang/hwy 146 area by noon. october is a pretty reliable no-rain month for socal.
i'd personally be moreworried about fallout/road closures/air quality from wildfires that time of year and be monitoring that like a hawk.

weekends will have 4wd traffic on west camino cielo. weekdays, the random truck and mtn biker(s).

you're definitely going to burn some calories tackling osm>154>wcc>refugio.

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