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I spent 3-4 hours in Arcadia with a big chunk of that time heaving my bike over miles of man-sized granite boulders.  It was ridiculous.  As if the “small” rock gardens weren’t enough.   I’m fairly certain I got stuck on “hiking only” trails…but it was never obvious were those started, nor how to get around them.

Nearly waterless,  I was thankful to finally emerge from that section of the park.

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First effort of packing bike.  Sleeping bag in compression sack on rear of seat, with small wedge seat bag to act as a separator so my hamstrings don’t bump it.  Tent poles across top.

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Here frame bag is open to show contents.  Tent rolled and compressed against seat tube, cooking pot containing fuel, stove, and pot holder, socks, 2 pair shorts, and long sleeve cycling jersey (on ground to show other contents)

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Top view of tent poles.  They are spaded out in rear to wrap around seat post, while together in the front to use the neck as a stop.

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