2-22-22 - Eastern Sierra Mountain Bike Report
2-22-22 @ 8:30 AM Mountain bike riding is going off mid-day in the lower elevations. I took a break from the firm snowpack to give my body a break this week and got several bike rides in.
First up, the bottom 2 sections on Lower Rock Creek Canyon are ridable now. The upper section still has some snow and ice at the top. Do watch for hikers and uphill riders when you get your downhill action in.
White Mountain Road is open as are all the funky trails in that area. Also to note this area gets direct mid and late-day sunshine so be ready to shed those layers.
For the best single-track action right now, of course, Chipmunk Canyon is King with several miles of climbing, downhill action, and cross country style riding.
All the trails in this area are unmarked, however, you can see them on the Strava app.
You will find this riding area at the end of Barlow Lane in West Bishop. This is a leave no trace zone, there is no staff to clean up your trash, so leave no trace.
If the current trend of no snow continues you can expect the snow line to come up fast over the next month. I think the area is probably going to see some decent snow in March.
With that in mind by mid to late April, there should be a decent amount of ridable terrain in the lower elevations around Mammoth and southern Mono County.
I plan to do some videos of what you can ride as terrain opens up over the next few months. …Back on the bike riding 3 days a week so I will be ready soon to record some Mtn Bike action to mix it up with the snow stoke tours.