San Francisco to Nevada on Two Wheels, July 2001

Elevation map and daily statistics
Units: distance is in miles, speeds are in miles/hour, total ascent is in feet, temperature is in Fahrenheit.
The first four days were all very hot. The hardest was the third day, when there was over seven thousand feet of ascent in the heat.

San Francisco


July 25

Ferry to Vallejo


July 25

The first rest stop

Dry rolling hills in the Central Valley

A wild animal warning in rural Sacramento County

First day's sweaty clothes, mailed home as a gift for Spots as Bengal watches from the box.

The beginning of the Sierra Nevada mountains

Mountain lake

Almost to the top

At the top

Coming down

The east side of the Sierra Nevada becomes desert

Painted desert

Meeting Carrie in the middle of nowhere, Nevada

July 29