June 27, 2017
JOHN MUIR REVIEW
While the Orange is listed as a shorter, intermediate, it's steep, narrow and rocky, without much downhill and flow to justify the effort. Lots of work, not much reward. Though when we were there, they had trail maintenance and a detour, so perhaps we didn't ride the full Orange experience. A couple loops of the Brown was fun, though not much of a challenge.
The ride atmosphere on a Summer Weekend is festive. Families. Kids. Riders of all stripes. Big picnic area and shelters. Water. Restrooms. Bike wash setup repair station. Great place to make new friends! Bring a cooler and some lawn chairs for after ride schmoozing.