One of several dry creek crossings on Orestimba Creek Road.
I've seen photos from travelogues of winter trips in this area where parts of the road are submerged underwater.
When the road is in the creek bed, its surface ranges from gravelly to rocky, or a combination of both. It makes for slow riding that requires that much of the rider's attention be focused on the road surface, not the scenery.
Though slow, it's not particularly difficult riding, and I enjoy the concentration that this kind of riding can induce. It reminds me of some desert roads that I've ridden on past trips, such as Gold Valley Road in Death Valley.
Date: August 29, 2007, 15h48