|A nice day for a bike ride - just take some Advil first!|
But Wrightwood is much more than simply a place to visit when the snows fall making all the fun happen at Mountain High Ski Resort - it's a community rich in history and a place where families can visit any time of the year for pure enjoyment.
A tenet of J and L is to visit local places. A short drive here or there can pull out gems for a family to explore and remember for a lifetime. A picnic beneath pine trees on a hot summer afternoon, a hike through natural mountain trails or just sitting bar side in a small saloon with friends wiling away a few hours with good conversation makes these short jaunts so worthwhile.
A family member once told John that they had taken a trip of a lifetime - but every trip is a trip of a lifetime.
Our intrepid friend, Paul Bakas and John decided to break their routine of bicycle riding along familiar paths and peddle their way up some rather steep mountain roads to visit this friendly little town less than twenty minutes from the abode of J and L. That's twenty minutes in a motorized vehicle - a lot longer by human muscle power working the calves, thighs and heart of both riders. A short five mile nearly two thousand gain in altitude took forty-five minutes but the return same five mile trip took an astonishingly eight minutes - it was all down hill.
|Maybe 2 forties!|
"Dude! That was quick - I'm not sure I peddled at all on the way back."
"Good thing we didn't take a header over the bars - we were hitting forty."
"I need a forty after that."
|Something cold to look at during the hot summer|
|A nice place for Paul to get a bite to eat.|
There's a Catch-Twenty-Two. You don't have the experience and we're not going to allow you to gain any either.
|And maybe grab a beer too - just saying|
Thousands of skiers visit the area each winter allowing the city at nearly 6,000 feet above sea level a chance to show off its' friendliness and warmth. But as stated earlier - Wrightwood is a place for all seasons as the boys proved with their bike ride on an early Tuesday morning.
Restaurants, parks, small fishing lakes, quaint shops are just a few reasons to go out and explore this mountain town with clean air and cool temperatures. It is a place which breathes 'relax' and 'enjoy' yourself.
And isn't that what sometimes an explorer just wants to do?