Today, I was back up in the mountains. I was a little worried, because it was only about 4ºC when I left the house. It is getting pretty late in the year and the mornings have been getting cooler and cooler. Autumn colors are beginning to appear all over.
Lava flow by Clear Lake
By the time I reached the trailhead and got myself ready it had warmed up considerably. I started just below the lava flows, about 18km from the actual start of the trail. My plan was to ride up the trail to Clear Lake, ride around the lake and back down the trail. Starting out in the lava flow is a bit masochistic, but there is a good place to park and it makes for a good length ride.
Typical lava flow section