"Not all those who wander are lost." – J.R.R. Tolkien

Caldera 250/500 – Photo Gallery

Click here to see a 2015 Recap and Photo Blog.

Otherwise, here area a few photos that don’t do justice to the beauty of this adventure.

A fun singletrack section of the Panorama Dome Trail - the first dirt you'll hit on this route.

A fun singletrack section of the Panorama Dome Trail – the first dirt you’ll hit on this route.

Views while descending the Mammoth Rock Trail singletrack as we begin the route.

Views while descending the Mammoth Rock Trail singletrack, shortly after leaving the Panorama Dome Trail.

Another shot from Mammoth Rock Trail, looking back at the rock that the trail is named for.

Another shot from Mammoth Rock Trail, looking back at the rock that the trail is named for.

Riding past the Laurel Settling Ponds, early in the route.

Riding past the Laurel Settling Ponds, early in the route.

A recently burned section of the Lower Rock Creek Trail - an 8 mile descent with some of the best singletrack on the route.

A recently burned section of the Lower Rock Creek Trail – an 8 mile descent with some of the best singletrack on the route.

Riding across Coyote Flats, on the way to Big Pine.

Riding across Coyote Flats, on the way to Big Pine.

summit

Taking a break at the high point of the Coyote Traverse

 

Looking back towards Bishop and the White Mountains as you start climbing into the Glass Mountains

Looking back towards Bishop and the White Mountains as you start climbing into the Glass Mountains.

A section of the Glass Mountains looking back to Squaw's Teat.

A section of the Glass Mountains looking back to Squaw’s Teat and the Eastern Sierra.

Nearing Bodie via the old historic railroad grade.

Nearing Bodie.

During a short, steep hike-a-bike section, you're rewarded with this view of Twin Lakes near Bridgeport.

During a short, steep hike-a-bike section, you’re rewarded with this view of Twin Lakes near Bridgeport.

Faint doubletrack in Summers Meadows.

Faint doubletrack in Summers Meadows.

Riding near Copper Mountain before descending towards Mono Lake

Riding near Copper Mountain before descending towards Mono Lake

A gorgeous view of Gull Lake and the surrounding mountains.

A gorgeous view from the singletrack Gull Lake Trail.  This is towards the end of the route as you make your way through June Lake.

 

9 responses

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  2. Brad M

    Looks pretty awesome. I know the weather is way stable in Sept because I use to do climbing trips there. Is the route fairly easy to follow or is it tricky? What percent is single track and dirt road? That is some serious beautiful country.

    Brad M

    March 16, 2015 at 5:23 am

    • Hi Brad, sorry for the late response- just got back from bikepacking in so cal🙂 the route is tricky to follow in places- a gps is pretty much a necessity. Hard to say the percentages, but majority doubletrack, some great singletrack, and a few bits of pavement here and there to connect the dots. It is beautiful and a great time of year to be riding here!! Thanks for the note

      March 18, 2015 at 6:01 am

  3. Are there services on route for food etc?

    April 4, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    • Hi Dan, yes there are services on route- we go through a bunch of towns/cities – there is one tough stretch between bishop and Bridgeport – but other than that, pretty solid – we will include resupply/ water opportunities on the cue sheet- follow our blog to stay in the loop – thanks!

      April 4, 2015 at 7:38 pm

  4. Looks Great!!
    Is there food available on route? Or do you have to carry enough to finish?

    April 4, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    • There are resupply/ water opportunities along the route – one tough stretch between bishop and Bridgeport, but other than that, solid – we will have all that info on the cue sheet – follow the blog to stay in the loop – thanks old manpower!!

      April 4, 2015 at 7:40 pm

  5. Poppageno

    Just wondering how long it might take to do for a 64yo? If I get into shape by then I could do 100mi days but would there be anyone at the finish to check in with?

    May 15, 2015 at 1:32 am

    • It will probably take most people around 6-7 days to do the 500 or 3-4 days to do the 250. We recommend using a spot tracker so we know where you are on route. If you use a spot tracker, someone will be at the finish line- let me know if you have more questions- thanks

      May 15, 2015 at 3:10 am

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